USDA says most of Iowa’s corn and soybean harvest complete
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most of the state’s corn and soybean crop have been harvested ahead of a snowstorm that blanketed much of southern and eastern Iowa.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 96 percent of Iowa’s corn crop had been harvested as of Sunday. While the percentage is even higher in northwest, north-central and central Iowa, 13 percent of corn remained to be harvested in southwest Iowa.
That statewide percentage is four days behind the five-year average.
Iowa’s soybean harvest was 98 percent complete. That’s 12 days behind the five-year average.