Despite some scattered showers, producers had an average of five days suitable for harvesting as we hear in the weekly crop report. Harvest progress continued this past week although behind last year’s pace for corn in most areas says Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener.
98 percent of soybeans are dropping leaves and 77 percent have been harvested. 70 percent of winter wheat has been planted. Average statewide topsoil moisture is rated at 8 percent very short, 18 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus.