Farmers Continue To Make Good Progress With Harvest

Tue 10-20-2015

(Undated)-- The latest Iowa Crops and Weather report from the USDA shows warm, dry, windy weather this past week allowed farmers to harvest nearly a quarter of the state's corn crop. The report says 52 percent of Iowa's corn crop has been harvested, nearly two weeks ahead of last year and equal to the average. Moisture content was at 17 percent.

83 percent of Iowa's soybean crop is in the bin, 10 days ahead of last year and two days ahead of average.

The report says there were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork last week in Iowa, the most days suitable so far this season.

In Minnesota, the corn harvest was 58 percent complete and the soybean harvest was 97 percent complete.