Farmers had plenty of time this week to get crops in the bins, according to the Iowa Crop Progress report there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. And they took advantage of that time, harvesting 25 percent of the corn crop and ten percent of soybeans in one week.
Sixty-one percent of Iowa’s corn acreage is harvested, about 10 days behind the five year average. Good moisture ratings are also reported, estimated at 18 percent.
Soybean harvest is at 91 percent complete, a day ahead of normal, which is the first time this season it was ahead of the average.
Grain movement from farm to elevator is at 60 percent moderate to heavy, and off-farm grain storage availability is at 89 percent adequate to surplus.