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Corn and Soybean Harvesting Above Average

October 13, 2021 6:43am

14-percent of corn in northwest Iowa was harvested for grain last week for a total of 29-percent in the area, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Statewide, corn harvested for grain reached 30-percent, which is eight days ahead of the five-year average. Moisture content of field corn being harvested was at 19-percent.

20-percent of northwest Iowa soybeans were harvested last week, bringing the area total to 61-percent. More than half of soybeans statewide have been harvested at 56-percent, and that's nine days ahead of the five-year average.

There were six days suitable for fieldwork in northwest Iowa last week, and 5.3 days were suitable across the state.