Extreme Heat Will Stress Crops, Livestock

Corn and soybeans. (WHO-HD)

Corn and soybeans. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says this week’s extremely warm weather will put stress on both crops and livestock.

As of now 77-percent of the corn crop is reported in good to excellent condition and 74-percent of the soybean crop is rated as good to excellent.

Statewide there were about six days suitable for field work last week, which surpasses the previous season high.

Experts are urging farmers to keep an especially close eye on livestock during this hot week.

1 Comment

  • Justice

    Are you kidding me? Where is this sec of ag from? The weather that we are getting is typical Iowa weather. We have heard this same crapola every year from either news people or people in the government.

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