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Hot and dry conditions are quickly stressing crops not receiving irrigation

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Hot and dry conditions are quickly stressing crops not receiving irrigation according to the latest USDA crop report.

After a very wet start to this planting season, Iowa crop conditions are quickly reversing from too wet to too dry.

Corn and soybeans remain behind schedule.

Overall, corn is about 10 days behind normal in development.

Thirty-six percent of the soybean crop is blooming, behind the normal 70 percent.

The USDA says Nebraska's Topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies declined last week.

In comparison, Irrigated corn rates 82 percent good or excellent, while dry-land corn rates 45 percent good or excellent.

Corn silking is 50 percent complete.

The average is 64 percent.

Sixty-five percent of the soybean crop is blooming, near the 61 percent average.

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