Most Iowa Harvest Activity Complete

Northwest Iowa — Iowa’s soybean harvest is just about complete, according to the latest crop progress report from the USDA.

The state’s soybean harvest is on pace with last year and nine days ahead of the five-year average.

Corn harvested for grain reached 94 percent statewide, which is on pace with last year and ten days ahead of the five-year average. 97 percent of corn in northwest Iowa has been harvested.

34 percent of northwest Iowa topsoil is short or very short of moisture. Statewide, 58 percent of Iowa’s topsoil is short or very short of moisture.

57 percent of northwest Iowa subsoil is short or very short of moisture. No northwest Iowa topsoil or subsoil is considered to have excess moisture, and only one percent of each has excess moisture statewide. Of state subsoil moisture levels, only 30 percent are considered adequate.

Temperatures over the past week averaged seven degrees above normal across the state.

(Fellow Community First Broadcasting station KAYL in Storm Lake assisted with this story)

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