Crop Conditions Decrease in MN & Iowa Due to Surplus Soil Moisture According to the USDA

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the Crop Progress Report for Minnesota and Iowa for the week ending June 23rd.  Surplus soil moisture conditions continue to hinder fieldwork.  Heavy rains caused ponding and flooding.

In Minnesota, corn planted was 97% emerged, with 65% of corn rated good to excellent.  Iowa corn emergence was near completion and 77% of corn was rated good to excellent.

Soybeans planted reached 97% in Minnesota, with 88% emerged and 8% blooming.  Soybeans were rated 66% good to excellent.  In Iowa, soybeans were 95% emerged and 7% blooming with 74% of beans in good to excellent condition.