USDA Reports Shows Iowa Harvest Mostly Complete

(Radio Iowa) Most Iowa farmers are out of the fields and now doing end-of-the-season maintenance on their combines.

The USDA crop report shows just a few farmers still combining corn in southern Iowa. Last week’s report showed twelve percent of the corn in south-central Iowa remained to be harvested, while all the other districts had less than four percent remaining. The corn harvest ends up nine days ahead of the five-year average. Farmers will be hoping for more moisture from now until spring, as the crop report shows only 33 percent of the state with topsoil moisture that’s adequate and only 26 percent of the subsoil moisture condition is rated adequate.