The latest state crop report shows wet weather continued to set back the harvest. The report from the U.S.D.A. says field work came to a halt about midweek with heavy rain falling across much of the state. The soybean harvest has reached just 47%– 39 percentage points behind last year and three weeks behind the five-year average.
The report says nearly all of Iowa’s corn crop is now reported mature — but just 12% of the corn has been pulled from the fields — which is seven percentage points behind last year — and 19 days behind the five-year average. Moisture content of all corn in the field is estimated at 27% or 7% higher than the five-year average. Moisture content of corn being harvested is estimated at 23% or five percentage points higher than the five-year average.