Harvest slightly behind when compared to last year

DES MOINES — Farmers used some dry weather to move into full harvest mode last week.

The USDA says five percent of the statewide corn harvest is now complete — which is five days behind last year and one day behind the five-year average. The corn condition remained 64 percent good to excellent condition.

The report says seven percent of the soybeans are in the bin. That is four days behind last year and three days behind the average. The soybean condition was rated 62 percent good to excellent.

Here in north-central Iowa, one percent of the corn and three percent of the soybeans have been harvested. 97% of the corn is dented and 44% is mature. 97% of the soybeans are coloring while 72% are dropping leaves.

You can see the full report by clicking here