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Iowa corn and soybean harvest behind previous year and five year average

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Eighty-six percent of corn and ninety-five percent of soybeans have been harvested. According to the latest crop progress report, despite six days suitable for fieldwork statewide during the week ending November 6, 2016, corn for grain and soybean harvest progress remains behind both the previous year and the five-year average.

“The weather was nearly ideal for harvest last week and farmers have now harvested 86 percent of corn and 95 percent of beans statewide.  The warm and dry weather has also been very good for establishment of cover crops and allowed good progress building new conservation practices and getting other work done on the farm,” Northey said.

The weekly report is also available on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website at www.IowaAgriculture.gov or on USDA’s site at www.nass.usda.gov/ia.  The report summary follows here:

 

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