98% of soybeans harvested in north-central Iowa

DES MOINES — The latest USDA crop report shows one part of the state is much closer to finishing up the harvest than others.

The report shows the northeast and south-central regions of Iowa both are under 40% when it comes to the corn harvest — while 82% of the corn is already sitting in bins in northwest Iowa. The overall corn harvest is 59% complete — which is one day ahead of last year and eight days ahead of the five-year average.  The report says the soybean harvest reached 88% complete — which is 11 days ahead of the average.

Here in the north-central crop reporting district, 98% of the soybeans have been harvested, tied with the northwest district for the highest percentage across the state. 60% of the corn has been harvested in the north-central crop reporting district.