Farmers say they're seeing the affects of June's weather on crops
The strong storms and heavy rain that fell in June are beginning to take a toll on some crops in Iowa. Farmers report yellowing corn plants, a sign of too much moisture, and stress to soybean plants.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its weekly crop update that 76 percent of Iowa corn is in good to excellent shape. That's down 3 percent from the week before. Soybeans are blooming ahead of schedule and 73 percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition, down 2 percentage points.
In Nebraska, corn was rated at 72 percent good or excellent. Eight percent of the corn had begun silking, compared with the average of 14 percent by the date.
In South Dakota, 80 percent of the corn and 76 percent of the soybean crops are rated good to excellent.
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