The U.S.D.A. weekly crop report says farmers were able to work around some rain showers.
The report says 43% of the corn is now in the bin — up from 30% last week. That put the corn harvest one week ahead of the five-year average. The bean harvest moved to 70% completed compared to 56% the week before. That’s also one week ahead of the average.
The report says more than half the soybean crop remaining to be harvested is in south-central Iowa — while all other districts have at least 52 percent pulled from the fields.