Iowa Corn, Soybean Emergence Ahead Of Average

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Most Iowa farmers are finding success in the fields so far but severe weather has made an impact in southeast Iowa.

The latest crop report from the USDA shows 82-percent of the corn crop is now rated good-to-excellent and 81-percent of the soybean crop earned that rating.

Both crops are also emerging in the fields weeks ahead of average.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says, “Unfortunately the strong storms that rolled through Southeast Iowa caused some crop and property damage. Otherwise much of the state is in good shape with planting mostly completed and farmers now focused on scouting fields, praying and in-season fertilizer applications.”