Dry weather continues to impact Iowa’s corn and soybean crop.
The U.S.D.A. weekly crop released Monday afternoon shows corn condition declined so 3 percent of the crop is now in very poor condition compared to 2 percent last week. Nine percent is rated in poor condition, compared to 8 percent rated that way last week.
Eighty-one percent of the corn crop is still rated in fair to good condition — but just 9 percent is rated excellent.
The soybean crop also saw a drop in condition — with 4 percent rated in very poor condition — compared to 3 percent last week. The report shows 11 percent of the soybeans are now rated in poor condition — an increase of 2 percent compared to last week. Seventy-eight percent of the bean crop is rated in fair or good condition, with just 7 percent rated in excellent shape.