Hot and dry weather hurts Iowa’s crops

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Our recent hot and dry weather has not been kind to Iowa’s crops.

More than sixteen percent of Iowa’s corn crop has already silked, which is about two weeks ahead of schedule. Similarly, twenty-six percent of the soybean crop has bloomed, compared to the five-year average of fifteen percent at this time.

The percentages of crops rated as good or excellent (the scale goes: poor, fair, good, excellent) is the lowest since 2006.

Read more from The Gazette here.