Another big week of planting in Iowa
Corn planting in Iowa advanced another 39 percent last week bringing the statewide average to 78 percent complete.
It’s the first time since 2010 that at least three-quarters of Iowa’s corn crop has been in the ground by May 3rd.
Soybean planting also saw a big jump to 46 percent complete. That’s the highest proportion of the soybean crop planted by May 3rd since records began in 1974.