The harvest is getting underway as the growing season continues to be way ahead of last year.

The latest U.S.D.A. crop report shows two-thirds of corn has reached maturity. That’s three weeks ahead of where things stood last year at this time and more than one week ahead of the five-year average. The report shows that 4% of the corn was harvested last week.

The report says 7% of the soybeans were harvested — which is 17 days ahead of last year and six days ahead of the average.

Northwest and west-central Iowa led the way in soybeans with ten percent harvested.