Northeast Iowa lags behind in corn harvest
November 19, 2019 11:35AM CST
Snow last week added to what have been continual delays in the harvest.
The U-S-D-A crop report out Monday shows the northwest and north central districts have harvested more than 85 percent of their expected corn crop — while the northeast district that was hit by snow is just 58 percent complete. The overall corn harvest is at 77 percent — up from 64 percent last week. Ninety-five percent of the overall soybean crop has been harvested.
The south central and southeast districts still have more than 10 percent of the bean crop still in the fields. The corn harvest is 10 days behind last year and 12 days behind the five-year average. The soybean harvest is more than one week behind average.