USDA crop report has 83% of Iowa corn and soybeans good to excellent

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.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.