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.

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