Latest crop report says farmers continue to fall behind due to rain

A one week difference shows three more days behind a five-year average

The Associated Press and North Iowa News contributed to this story. 

Des Moines, Iowa -Rainy weather is delaying Iowa farmers from planting crops this spring.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday 36% of Iowa’s expected corn crop had been planted as of Sunday.

That’s five days behind the five-year average and down from two days behind the five-year average from last week’s report.

About 8% of the expected soybean crop has been planted. That’s two days behind the five-year average.

Last week, rain allowed for only 2.8 days of fieldwork. Chilly temperatures also slowed the emergency of crops that have been planted.

The forecast predicts two inches of rain tomorrow and precipitation plagues the next seven days.


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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