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Harvest Behind Average, Nearly Complete

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 6:23 am

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Farmers across Iowa have been busy as harvest comes to an end with baling stalks, applying anhydrous and manure, moving grain, repairing tile, and harvesting corn and soybeans. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 91% of the state’s corn for grain crop has been harvested, four days behind the five-year average. In southeast Iowa 92% of corn has been harvested. Soybean harvest across the state is at 97% complete, four days behind the average. In southeast Iowa, 92% of soybeans have been harvested. Also, pastures have begun freezing with some areas of the state having frost down to three inches.