Iowa farmers harvest corn and soybeans as crops mature rapidly
With more than half of Iowa’s corn crop at maturity, farmers around the state have begun harvest.
The latest USDA crop report says other activities during the week included silage harvest and harvesting hay.
USDA attributes rapid crop development to warm and windy weather, with corn maturing about two days faster than normal and soybeans about five days ahead of average.
Soybean harvest is also beginning in parts of the state.