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The end is nearing for soybean harvestThe end is nearing for soybean harvest

The Midwest state trailing the most in the bean harvest is Iowa.

Kristy Foster Seachrist

October 24, 2017

2 Min Read
Soybean Harvest

Soybean harvest

The latest crop progress report shows 70% of the nation’s soybean crop has been harvested. That is still down from the four year average of 73%.

States still falling behind are North Carolina with only 34% off; while Kentucky and Missouri producers report 45% has been combined.

However, Iowa farmers say they are struggling with 61% harvested and Wisconsin with 64%.

Corn harvest

The corn harvest is struggling across the Midwest and the rest of the country. The crop progress report shows only 38% combined. That’s down from the four year average of 59%.

Minnesota farmers are reporting only 14% of the crop off and Wisconsin producers say 15% has been combined. Other states not far behind are Colorado with 18% and South Dakota reporting 19%.

Corn maturity

The corn crop is finally catching up with the average for maturity. The crop report shows 96% of the U.S. corn crop is mature, compared to the four year average of 97%.

One state reporting being behind is Wisconsin with 82% and farther west is Colorado with 86%.

Corn condition

The condition of the corn crop is remaining strong as we enter the end of October. According to the crop report, 50% is in good condition; 16% in excellent and 23% fair. It really hasn’t moved from last week at 50% in good; 15% in excellent and 24% in fair condition.

Soybeans dropping leaves

The soybean crop has caught up with the average when it comes to the amount of plans dropping leaves. The crop report shows 97% of the crop is dropping leaves, that’s equal to the four year average.




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