Warmer weather and drier conditions were helpful after weeks of rain according to the weekly Iowa Crop Progress report.
46% of the soybean crop was blooming, more than one week ahead of the average. 7% of soybeans are setting pods, three days ahead of last year and six ahead of the average, while 76% of Iowa soybeans are rated in good to excellent condition.
35% of the corn crop is in the silk stage, eight days ahead of last year and the five year average. 78% of the corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition.
Pasture conditions have declined to 64% good or excellent, with heat and high humidity stressing livestock.