Iowa corn 59% good to excellent, soybeans fall to 56%
Another week of dry weather enhanced drought concerns in Iowa but also allowed farmers to cut hay and spray crops.
USDA says corn condition ratings fell again to 59 percent good to excellent. Most of the soybean crop has emerged and 56 percent of the crop is considered good to excellent.
Oats are 84 percent headed with ten percent turning color, but only half the crop is now in the good to excellent category.
The first cutting of alfalfa is nearly complete and the second cutting is at six percent. Hay condition declined to 36 percent good to excellent.