Peelen estimated May 7 that nearly all of the area’s corn acres are planted and about 75% of the beans are already in the ground. “We are starting to see emergence on corn. I can start to row most of our fields now,” he said. About 1 inch of rain has fallen in the past week, and farmers are concerned about the potential for damage from a freeze forecast for May 9.
North Central Iowa
Anderson wrapped up soybean planting last week after completing corn before that. He said the ground worked up really well this ...