Indiana farmers received wide-ranging rainfall and milder temperatures last week. USDA statistician Nathanial Warenski says rains from zero to almost three inches brought soil moisture levels up to 71% adequate or surplus.
About 54% of both corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition. Soybean blooming is nearly complete with pod setting behind average. Corn dough and dent stages are also behind the five-year average.
There were five and a half days suitable for fieldwork last week in Indiana. Many farmers were cutting hay, and about 50% of third-crop alfalfa hay is cut, while 81% of second-crop other hay and 22% third-crop other hay is harvested.