Iowa crops conditions are deteriorating with the lack of rain.
Drought conditions are affecting both the corn and soybean crops in Iowa. Less than 50-percent of each crop is now rated good-to-excellent, with the largest decline happening in the last month.
“The dry weather remains a concern as 65 percent of the topsoil and 59 percent of subsoil moisture is short or very short,” Northey said. “While the cool dry weather was ideal for the state fair, crops need additional precipitation and warm weather as development remains well behind the five-year average.”
Despite the decline in conditions, Iowa crops are still in better shape than they were at the same time last year.