Emily Boettcher
Emily Boettcher - Dickinson County
Northwest Iowa
“Everything’s been going smooth,” Boettcher said May 19. “I’d say conditions are just about ideal right now.” Corn planting is nearly complete, and she estimates at least 50% of the beans are planted. Her area received 1.3 inches of rain in less than one-half hour recently, which caused some washouts. “Our cereal rye cover crop fields seemed to absorb that rain a little better,” she said.

Devon Murray
Devon Murray - Floyd County
North Central Iowa
“We’ve had a great 10-day run here,” said Murray. “It’s exactly what we needed. Lots of heat.” As of May 19,...