Tuesday, April 20, 2021

USDA report shows first crops are now in the ground

(Radio Iowa) - The weekly crop report shows some seeds got into the ground for the first time this year.

The USDA's crop report says most of last week was favorable for fieldwork and once soil temperatures warmed up enough that work turned from the preparation of the soil to planting in some areas. The report says 4% of the projected corn crop is in the ground. There were scattered reports of soybeans planted. The most progress was made with oats -- as 2/3 of that crop has been planted.

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