Unseasonably warm weather helps farmers advance harvest

Farmer In A John Deere Combine Harvesting Corn

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – An unseasonably warm week has aided farmers in getting crops out of fields in Iowa although the state remains slightly behind the five-year average.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in its weekly crop update that in Iowa 71 percent of corn is harvested, about two days behind the average. The soybean crop is 89 percent harvested, about five days behind average.

Farmers in southwest and south central Iowa still have a third or more of their soybeans to harvest.

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