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Harvest Nearing Completion

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

Thanks to early planting and dry weather for the majority of the past week, this year’s harvest is nearing completion. A report released earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that corn harvested for grain or seed in southeast Iowa is 82% complete, an entire month ahead of normal. Only 40% had been harvested at this time last year. Over 80% of soybeans have been harvested in this part of the state, on pace with years past. Statewide, the soybean harvest is three weeks ahead of average.