Iowa Crop Progress Report as of November 24, 2012

Iowa Crop Progress Report as of November 24, 2012

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of November 24, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Grain Storage Availability
Short Adequate Surplus
On-Farm Storage 15% 71% 14%
Off-Farm Storage 6% 77% 17%

With soybean harvest in the books, corn harvest remains nearly wrapped up. Lagging behind are parts of northeastern, southwestern, and south central Iowa, where corn harvest progress is only 94% complete. From the Iowa report:

Cold and wet weather persisted across Iowa. . . Statewide there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Iowa corn harvest for grain or seed is nearing completion at 97 percent harvested, four percentage points ahead of normal. Other activities for the week included finishing fall tillage and baling corn stalks.

Harvest Progress
State Last Week Last Year 5-Year Average
Corn 97% 93% 100% 93%
Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Pasture & Range 22% 30% 31% 16% 1%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 8% 10% 29%
Short 23% 21% 42%
Adequate 66% 66% 29%
Surplus 3% 3% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 20% 21% 63%
Short 35% 37% 31%
Adequate 44% 41% 6%
Surplus 1% 1% 0%