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Iowa’s harvest is behind schedule

by Ben Nuelle

Nice weather allowed farmers to work six out of seven days in the field last week. Fifty-two percent of Iowa’s corn is harvested with 77 percent of soybeans, although southwest Iowa still has over one-half of their soybean crop to get out.

“It is also great to see an increasing number of fields turn green as we have seen good conditions for cover crop growth this fall,” says Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey.

Grain movement from farm to elevator was rated 12 percent none, 25 percent light, 37 percent moderate and 26 percent heavy. Off-farm grain storage availability rated 20 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. On-farm grain storage availability rated 26 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.

 

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