Crop Report: Cool Temps, Precip Give Farmers, Dry Crops Some Relief

Northwest Iowa — Widespread showers and thunderstorms, along with unseasonably cool temperatures, brought relief to farmers and moisture-stressed crops across Iowa last week.

That from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. He says that as corn tassels continue to emerge, thunderstorms remain in the forecast over the next several days along with near-seasonal temperatures.

The USDA’s Kevin Sullivan tells us about it.

He tells us how the crops are doing in Iowa.

Here in northwest Iowa, 27 percent of corn is silking, 44 percent of soybeans are blooming, and 9 percent are already setting pods. Topsoil moisture is 8 percent very short, 43 percent short, 49 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus in northwest Iowa, according to the latest crop report.