Weather Alert

Farmers planted corn and beans last week despite some snow

DES MOINES — Snow and cold didn’t keep all farmers from pulling out the planter last week.

The weekly U.S.D.A. crop report shows despite the weather delays 20% of Iowa’s corn crop has been planted — that’s one day behind the five-year average.

Last week’s report showed just 4% of the corn in the ground.

Some farmers did plant soybeans this past week and six percent of that crop is now planted — that’s three days ahead of normal.

There were only scattered reports of beans being planted in the previous report.

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