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Naig Comments on Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “We continue to be well ahead of the 5-year average on both corn and bean development, with 85 percent of the corn crop in the silk stage and 81 percent of the soybean crop blooming. Our thoughts and prayers are with many of our farmers, especially those in central and southeast Iowa, who have endured some severe weather, and we continue to assess the extent of… Read More »