Crops Are Growing Strong in the Area
Anyone who’s driven through area farmland lately likely noticed the corn and soybean crops are beginning to sprout. Angie Rieck-Hinz, a field agronomist with the Iowa State University Extension in north-central Iowa, says so far, the crops are coming in strong.
Recent rains flooded some central Iowa fields, and Rieck-Hinz says that’s not the only weather challenge of late.
The new USDA report shows 98% of Iowa’s corn crop is planted, three days ahead of the five-year average, while 94% of soybeans are in the ground, which is six days ahead of the average.