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Crop Progress Report Shows Saturated Soils
IOWA -- The first Iowa Crop Progress report of the year is out, and the last week of March only had a third of a day good for fieldwork. Wet conditions prevented most work but there was some grain hauling, manure spreading, and oat planting. Moisture levels are high. Topsoil moisture is 38 percent adequate and 62 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is 43 percent adequate and 57 percent surplus. No Iowa soil is estimated at short or very short levels, compared to last year where 12 to 20 percent of Iowa's soil was short or very short water.