All but a handful of farmers have completed corn harvest


Des Moines, IA-  Most Iowa farmers are out of the fields and are now doing end-of-the-season maintenance on their combines.

Radio Iowa reports that, according to the USDA crop report, just a few farmers still combining corn in southern Iowa.

Last week’s report showed twelve percent of the corn in south-central Iowa remained to be harvested, while all the other districts had less than four percent remaining.

The corn harvest ends up nine days ahead of the five-year average.

Farmers will be hoping for more moisture from now until spring, as the crop report shows only 33% of the state with topsoil moisture that’s adequate and only 26% of the subsoil moisture condition is rated adequate.