The USDA rates 84 percent of Iowa’s corn crop and 80 percent of soybeans in good to excellent condition.
Rain was hit and miss again last week, with parts of Northern Iowa getting unwelcome precipitation while south-central Iowa continues to lack moisture.
Sixty-four percent of the oat crop has headed, two days ahead of normal.
And hay condition improved to 73 percent good to excellent.
Iowa farmers are harvesting hay, delivering grain, re-planting storm damaged fields, and applying post-emergent herbicides.