Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa’s top crops are faring well, according to the latest report from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eighty-three percent of both the state’s corn and soybean crops are rated in good to excellent condition. In far northern Iowa, farmer Riley Lewis is anticipating a big harvest.
Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are moving into final maturity. Lewis, who farms near Forest City, says the weather this growing season has been near-perfect — at least in his neck of the woods.
The USDA report released Monday states above normal rain allowed Iowa farmers to work the fields an average of just four-and-a-half days last week.