Crop report shows Iowa farmers making harvest progress

Soybean Harvest
Combine harvester and tractor working in soybean field in autumn

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa farmers are moving into their fields to harvest crops.

Despite some wet conditions across sections of the state last week, a new report shows Iowa farmers made progress in harvesting corn and soybeans.

The USDA’s survey indicates six-percent of the Iowa corn crop and 16-percent of the soybean crop had been harvested through October 1. The corn harvest is nearly two weeks behind average, while the collection of soybeans is just three days behind average.

The USDA rates 60-percent of corn crop in good to excellent condition, while 61-percent of the state’s soybean crop is rated good to excellent.

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