Tuesday, June 8, 2021

USDA report says some farmers replanted frost-damaged corn

(Radio Iowa) - Some farmers had to put seeds into their planters for a second time last week.

The latest USDA report says some growers in the upper two-thirds of the state re-planted corn and soybeans due to frost damage that occurred in late May. Overall the report says 96 percent of the corn has emerged -- which is nine days ahead of the five-year average. The corn that is up is rated at 77 percent good to excellent. One-quarter of the soybeans remain to be planted heading into the week and that is now two-percent -- which is almost two weeks ahead of normal. Eighty-six-percent of the soybeans have emerged. Soybeans are rated in 73 percent good to excellent condition.

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