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Iowa Farmers Make Planting Progress

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Last week Iowa’s farmers were able to make significant planting progress according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.

Iowa’s farmers were able to plant 21% of the expected 13 million acres of corn and 25% of the nearly 10 million acres of soybeans. In southeast Iowa, 96% of corn is planted and 79% has emerged, while 80% of soybeans are planted and 45% have emerged. Both of those planting percentages are above the five-year average. Also, pasture conditions across the state have improved, with 56% in good to excellent condition.