Corn, Soybean Harvest Begins

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Corn field. (WHO-HD)

Corn field. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Harvest is underway for farmers across the state.

The latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show 76-percent of Iowa’s corn crop is in good to excellent condition. Seventy-four percent of soybeans are rated good to excellent.

The report also says farmers are chopping silage and harvesting hay.

“Crops continue to advance towards maturity and farmers are just starting to harvest both corn and beans as conditions allow. As more farmers start harvest it is important everyone working on the farm and driving through rural Iowa keep safety in mind to help make sure we have safe and successful harvest season,” Northey said.