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Iowa’s Corn Harvest Two Weeks Behind Average

Posted: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

KCII photo by Sally Y. Hart

Overall, Iowa’s corn harvest is more than two weeks behind the five-year average with only eight percent harvested at this time. The five-year average for corn harvest is 28%, and at this time last year 18% had been harvested. In the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wet weather last week slowed harvest progress. In southeast Iowa 88% of corn is mature and 18% has been harvested for grain. The moisture content of corn for grain being harvested has averaged 22%. Iowa’s corn is rated at 11% excellent, 49% good, 28% fair, and 12% poor to very poor.