Crop report: 22% of Iowa corn harvested
September 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
Nearly a quarter of Iowa’s corn crop has been harvested and it’s in slightly better condition, according to an update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA report shows 22-percent of Iowa’s corn was harvested by Sunday. That compares to the usual 7-percent for this stage of the season. Farmers are trying to salvage a drought damaged crop before stalks weaken further. The USDA report rates 48-percent of Iowa’s corn in poor to very poor condition. That’s a slight improvement from 52-percent one week ago. Thirty-four-percent of Iowa’s soybeans are in the poor to very poor category, down from 36-percent last week.