Crop report shows some corn planted


April 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-S-D-A crop report shows some farmers have been able to get their planters into the field.The report says five-percent of Iowa’s corn acreage has been planted in the early going, which compares with one percent at this time last year. It’s also ahead of the five-year average of three-percent. .The report says widespread rain improved moisture levels throughout the state — with topsoil moisture levels improving so only six-percent very short and, 21 percent short of soil moisture. Subsoil moisture also improved and 53-percent is called adequate and two percent surplus. The report says the cold weather did raise some concerns, as farmers fear hay growth was affected after most of the state received a hard freeze in the early part of last week.

(Dar Danielson/Radio Iowa)