Iowa Crops In Good Condition but Moisture Needed

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Iowa corn and soybeans are doing well, but moisture is needed.

Not much rain this past week has led to a drop in soil moisture and northeast Iowa saw the most loss of moisture.

“Iowa saw some spotty precipitation again last week, but significant parts of the state have missed some of the recent rainfalls and are reaching the point where some moisture is needed. Crop conditions in much of the state remain very good, especially in areas that have received some timely rainfall,” says Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey.

Three-fourths of the state’s corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition and 73% of soybeans were also rated good to excellent.