Farmers near end of harvest

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa farmers had another good week for harvesting with five days suitable for fieldwork.

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online

Seventy-two percent of the State's corn for grain crop has been harvested, three days ahead of last year but a day behind the five-year average. Equaling about twenty-three percent of the state's corn crop harvested in a week. The moisture content of field corn is averaging 17 percent.

Soybean harvest is 88 percent complete, two days behind last year and six days behind the average, which is about seventeen percent of the bean crop harvested in a week.