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Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report

Statewide Iowa — Fields remained wet across most of Iowa during the week ending April 5, 2020, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Wet conditions slowed field work activities; however, there were reports of producers applying anhydrous, spreading manure and planting oats.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus.

Eight percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, 5 days ahead of last year but 2 days behind the 5-year average.

Pastures and hay have started to green. Livestock conditions were generally good with calving going well for most cattle operations.

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