Iowa crop conditions decline slightly on the week

The latest USDA crop report says corn rated good to excellent went from 62 to 61 percent, and soybeans also saw a one percent decline on the week and are now 60 percent good to excellent.

Crop development remains ahead of normal with 64 percent of corn at the dough stage or beyond, and 84 percent of soybeans setting pods.

The second cutting of alfalfa hay is nearly complete, and the third cutting advanced to 36 percent.

The report mentions some areas of the state have had haying and grazing of CRP lands approved in response to drought conditions.