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Weather extremes hurt Iowa crop condition ratings

Weather extremes impacted Iowa crops the last week of July. Ag Secretary Mike Naig commented on USDA’s latest crop update, saying the month ended with several days of sweltering temperatures mixed with scattered thunderstorms that produced hail, high winds, and heavy rains. Corn rated good... Read More.

Crop condition ratings fall as Iowa stays dry

Expanding dryness is evident in the latest weekly crop report for Iowa. USDA says with just isolated rain showers the past seven days, nearly 60 percent of subsoil statewide is now conserved short to very short. Dry conditions did allow farmers to finish up soybean... Read More.