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CROP REPORT: Wet Weather Delays Farmers

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Iowa farmers have mixed reviews for last week’s rain.

It was too wet for some to make it into the fields to plant but all that moisture means the drought is quickly disappearing.

According to Monday’s USDA crop report 86-percent of the top soil in Iowa now has adequate or better moisture levels.

“Farmers will look to make significant progress on corn and some will likely start planting beans if we do get several days with warm dry weather as forecast,” says Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey.

Twenty-three percent of the state’s corn acreage is now planted. That’s about ten days behind the average planting schedule.