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Crop Report Shows Good Progress for Iowa Farmers

IOWA  —  After a cold April and soggy start to May, Iowa farmers are faring well in the fields.

The latest check of crop conditions shows farmers are essentially on schedule. Reports show 86% of Iowa’s corn acres have been planted, which is a little behind average. However, soybean planting is right on schedule; approximately 58% of the seed is in the ground.

Ninety-three percent of the state’s topsoil has adequate or better moisture right now, although some fields have been flooded by recent rain.