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Iowa farmers make headway on harvest

Harvest begins to wind down for many Iowa farmers. They were able to work in their fields six days last week.

“A mostly dry week in Iowa allowed for good progress on the harvest, with 85 percent of corn and 97 percent of beans combined. The corn harvest is catching up, and is now only one week behind the five-year average,” Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said.

Northwest and north central Iowa have 90 percent or more of their corn for grain crop harvested.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 3 percent very short, 10 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 6 percent very short, 17 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus.