The Tall Corn State is mainly finished with corn planting as Iowa farmers clocked an 86% completion rate in the last USDA Crop Progress report. That means most corn was planted in the ideal planting window, with widespread rainfall helping alleviate drought conditions that have plagued the state for more than a year.

A study from Iowa State University indicated that the most productive corn is corn planted before mid-May. State temperatures have been warm, averaging nearly 8 degrees above normal last week, with parts of the state receiving more than 5 inches of rain. About 83% of Iowa topsoil moisture is listed as adequate or surplus, a significant increase from the 67% reported just one week before. Soybeans are also widely planted at 69% completion, with about 19% emergence.

Read more on Iowa corn and soybean progress here.