CROP REPORT: Conditions Prime For Harvest

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Iowa farmers remain on pace for one of the earliest harvests in Iowa history.

The USDA says 37-percent of the corn crop has already been harvested. That’s more than three weeks ahead of an average year.

“Harvest continues to advance rapidly as farmers work to get corn and beans out before crop conditions deteriorate,” says Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. “The weather has been ideal for harvest and has allowed farmers to make significant progress.”

The condition of Iowa’s corn crop deteriorated slightly. Half of the state’s corn crop is now rated poor or very poor.

Twenty-three-percent of the soybean crop has been harvested. That’s one week ahead of normal.

Thirty-four-percent of the soybean crop is rated poor or very poor.