DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa farmers are continuing to make progress on this year's corn and soybean harvest.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture's Weekly Crop Progress Report says 83 percent of the state's soybean crop is harvested, about six days ahead of the five-year average. Sixty percent of the state's corn is out--about a week ahead of the five-year average.
The department says producers across much of the state have approximately two-thirds of their corn crop harvested, while those in northeast and south central Iowa have more than half remaining to be harvested.
Although soybean harvest in the southern third of the state is still lagging behind, farmers in each of the southern districts harvested 18 percent or more of their soybean crop during the week.
The department says weather last week for the most part cooperated, giving farmers five days for field work.