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Corn harvest at rural New Trier MN Photo by Susan Winsor

Corn, soybean harvest is coming to a close

Illinois farmers report they are finished with the corn harvest there.

Corn harvest

The USDA crop progress report shows 90% of the corn planted this spring has been harvested. That's still below the four-year average of 93% at this point in the year.

In the top five corn producing states, Illinois has the most completed with 100%. Kansas (92%); Minnesota (93%) and Iowa (91%) are closing in. Nebraska gained ground this week with 88% complete.

Two Midwest states are struggling with weather issues to get the harvest complete. Wisconsin farmers report 80% complete and North Dakota producers say they only have 91% taken off.

Soybean harvest

As of Nov. 18, the soybean harvest is also running behind. The USDA crop progress report shows 91% of the soybean harvest is complete. That's 5 points below the four-year average of 96% complete at this point. 

In the top five soybean producing states, Illinois has 96% complete. Minnesota farmers report 98% of the soybeans harvested followed by Iowa (97%), Nebraska (97%) and North Dakota (93%).

Missouri producers report only having 77% of the soybeans off the fields and Kansas farmers say they have 81% of the harvest complete.

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