Corn, soybeans lagging behind yearly average

Des Moines, Iowa – Corn and soybeans continue to fall behind averages according to the latest data from the USDA.

The Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released Tuesday says 86 percent of the corn crop has reached or is beyond the dough stage making it 12 days behind last year and 10 days behind the five year average.  Only 41 percent of the corn has dented, two weeks behind last year and nine behind the average.

Soybeans are further behind than the corn.  While 90 percent of the crop has set pods, its 18 days behind last year and 12 days behind the average.  Three percent of the crop is coloring which is 11 days behind average.  

The Crop Progress and Condition report is updated every Monday.


Chris Berg

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, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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