CROP REPORT: Surplus Moisture Concerns

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The wet weather has helped alleviate any lingering drought concerns for Iowa farmers and shifted their concern to excess moisture.

More than half of state’s top soil moisture conditions are rated as surplus for the first time since 2010.

Last week, the weather allowed farmers to get in the field at least two days, and they now have about 85-percent of the corn crop planted. That is 13-percent behind the five-year average.

Just over half of the corn has emerged, while last year the early spring caused 93-percent of the crop to emerge by this time.

Soybean planting is about 40-percent complete.