The latest U-S-D-A report on Iowa crop conditions indicates corn and soybean fields have responded well to recent rain, but more precip is needed.
Under half of Iowa pastures are rated good to excellent and some farmers are feeding their livestock hay to supplement dwindling grazing opportunities. Topsoil moisture levels are now rated adequate or surplus in 67 percent of the state. The growth of corn and soybeans are ahead of the five-year average, with corn conditions rated 68 percent good to excellent. Soybean condition are rated 66 percent good to excellent.