According to the June 4 th USDA/NASS Crop Progress report, the U.S. corn crop was rated 78% Good/Excellent, 19% Fair, and 3% Poor/Very Poor. In Iowa, the corn crop is slightly better than the national average and is rated 81% Good/Excellent, 17% Fair, and 2% Poor/Very Poor. In the map below you can see the condition of corn for each state, and the total size of the pie chart on each state represents the number of acres planted in that states. Using the Date dropdown, you can watch how the conditions change each week throughout the growing season.
The U.S. soybean crop was rated 75% Good/Excellent, 21% Fair, and 4% Poor/Very Poor. In Iowa, 93% of the soybean crop has been planted, and 72% has emerged. 80% is in Good/Excellent condition, 19% is in Fair condition, and only 1% is Poor/Very Poor.
On average, Iowa pasture conditions have been improving with 63% in Good/Excellent condition, while only 10% is in Poor/Very Poor condition as of the June 3, 2018 Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report.
The Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report currently shows that Iowa hay conditions are 69% Good/Excellent, 26% Fair, and only 5% in Poor/Very Poor condition.
Michelle Mensing is a Research Analyst with Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS). DIS is an Iowa-Based economic research firm which provides regular farm economics research and analysis to the Iowa Farm Bureau staff and members.