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Midwest spring pattern provides brief planting windows

Midwest spring pattern provides brief planting windows

A pattern of widely variable temperatures dominated Iowa’s weather during May. By the end of the month, most areas were averaging near to below normal overall. Into late May, precipitation was averaging near to above normal in a large part of the state, with some below-normal amounts reported in southern and eastern Iowa.

During late April and very early May, corn and soybean planting progress in Iowa lagged behind the five-year average pace, but some periods of...




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