Parts of Iowa Lagging Behind in Harvest

(Radio Iowa) The latest USDA crop report shows one part of the state is much closer to finishing up the harvest than others.

The report shows the northeast and south-central regions of Iowa both are under 40 percent when it comes to the corn harvest — while 82 percent of the corn is already sitting in bins in northwest Iowa. The overall corn harvest is 59 percent complete — which is one day ahead of last year and eight days ahead of the five-year average. The report says the soybean harvest reached 88 percent complete — which is 11 days ahead of the average.