According to the most recent Iowa Crop Progress report published by USDA NASS, Iowa’s corn crop is 86% planted and 53% emerged, and the soybean crop is 58% planted and 18% emerged. The North Central and Northwest crop reporting districts are still lagging behind the rest of the state due to less than ideal planting conditions and fewer days suitable for fieldwork. Only 21% and 35% of corn is emerged in the North Central and Northwest crop reporting districts, respectively, compared to more than 75% emerged in the southeastern portion of the state.

Soybean planting progress ranges from 21% complete in the North Central crop reporting district, to 85% complete in the South Central crop reporting district. 45% of soybeans are emerged in the Southeast crop reporting district, 23% in the Central crop reporting district, and only 1% and 2% in the Northwest and North Central crop reporting districts, respectively.

Illinois and Missouri both have 96% of their corn crop planted while North and South Dakota are progressing slightly slower with only 62% and 66% planted, respectively. Illinois soybean planting progress is 81% complete, 23% ahead of Iowa. North and South Dakota are trailing much further behind at only 33% and 24% of soybeans planted, respectively.

Michelle Mensing, Research Analyst, Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS). DIS is an Iowa-based economic research firm which provides regular farm economic research for Iowa Farm Bureau staff & members.