Iowa Harvest Continues to Run Ahead of Last Year

(Radio Iowa) Dry conditions led to another busy week in the fields for farmers.

The USDA crop report says the corn harvest increased by 20 percent in the last week, bringing the total to 62 percent of the corn now out of the fields. That is two days ahead of last year and one week ahead of the five-year average. Combines have now harvested 87 percent of the soybeans statewide, up from 74 percent the week before. That is one day ahead of the harvest rate from last year and ten days ahead of the five-year average.