Warm, dry weather caused some problems for farmers last week. The latest crop report from the Iowa Department of Agriculture says things turned warmer after rain early last week and that caused topsoil crusting.
The report says one percent of the corn and soybeans will have to be or have already been replanted due to these conditions. The report says the corn planting is 99% complete, which is slightly ahead of last year, but right at the five-year average.
Ninety-percent of the planted corn acres are already pushing out of the ground, compared to just 74% last year. Soybean planting took a leap ahead to 91% complete this week after only 80% of the beans were in the ground last week.
That puts farmers slightly ahead of the five-year average for soybean planting.