Posted on November 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM by Iowa Corn
Harvest is nearly complete with 98 percent of the corn crop and nearly all the soybeans having been combined in the state, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Hay supplies are considered adequate to surplus across 79 percent of Iowa with only 10 percent considered to be in poor condition. Livestock conditions are generally good.
While snow hit much of the state last week, northwest Iowa saw little or no precipitation. Over half of northwest Iowa is now considered very short of both topsoil and subsoil moisture. The dry weather in that area allowed harvest and field work to near completion. With some equipment already put away for the winter, precipitation is now desired.