Des Moines, Iowa – Farmers were able to take advantage of some good weather again last week.
Thunderstorms and rain did interrupt the planting at times according to the U-S-D-A report — but farmers were still able to advance the corn planting to 40 percent complete. That compares to 17 percent last week and the state as a whole is now just three days behind the five-year average.
Soybean planting got underway too, with the report showing 11 percent of the projected crop in the ground. That’s right at the five-year average for this time of year. North-Central Iowa is lagging behind right now with wet conditions there slowing things up so only nine percent of the corn crop and no beans have been reported planted.