Iowa’s corn and soybean harvest continues to progress at a rapid pace.
The weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report on Monday showed Iowa’s corn harvest at 19% completion as of Sunday, eight days ahead of the five-year average. The soybean harvest is 40% done, 10 days ahead of the five-year average.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says the faster than average corn harvest pace is similar across the rest of the country.
AUDIO: Brad Rippey, USDA Meteorologist
“We see 29% of the (national) corn cut by October 3rd,” said Rippey. “That is well ahead of the five-year average of 22%. Also ahead of last year’s 24%. Nearly one-fifth of the US corn has been harvested over the last two weeks.”
In Iowa, topsoil moisture levels on Sunday rated 13 percent very short, 32 percent short, 53 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 17 percent very short, 36 percent short, 46 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.
The full report can be found here.