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Iowa’s Corn Harvest Continues at Pace Ahead of Average

Last week’s rain didn’t do much to slow down Iowa’s corn and soybean harvest.

That’s according to Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig, who says the harvest continues at a pace well ahead of the five-year average. 

This week’s Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA says corn harvest for grain reached 77-percent complete this past week – that’s five days ahead of last year and 9 days ahead of the average. Corn harvest in northeast and south central Iowa is lagging behind with 58- and 59-percent complete, while 95-percent has been harvested in northwest Iowa. The corn’s moisture content was at 17-percent.

Meanwhile, soybeans harvested reached 94-percent complete, one week ahead of last year and ten days ahead of the average. 

Farmers will have a few days of warm and dry weather for fieldwork before rain and storms move back into the area starting Thursday night into Friday.

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