The U.S.D.A.’s latest crop and weather report for Iowa has this headline: "drastically different weather desired."
Farmers in the southeast corner of Iowa are hoping for dry weather, while farmers in northwest Iowa are hoping for more rain. But every Iowa farmer wants one thing: warmer weather. It’ll help their crops develop.
According to the latest crop and weather report, corn and soybean planting in Iowa is nearly complete. The few fields which haven’t been planted are in southern Iowa. Almost 40 percent of the farmers who raise alfalfa have made their "first cutting" and baled the hay.
The vast majority of all Iowa crops — from oats to corn to soybeans — are rated in the good or excellent category.