Illinois is Racing Through Harvest Right Now

October 13, 2016 01:46 PM

Favorable weather in Illinois is producing a corn harvest that is already 62% complete, and 11 points ahead of the five-year average of 51%.

USDA’s latest crop progress report shows Illinois is even beating the nationwide corn harvest, now at 35% and slightly lower than the five-year average of 38%, AgDay reports.

The nationwide soybean harvest is also lagging. It currently sits at 44% complete, slipping below the five-year average of 47%.

Harvest is progressing more slowly in other states that have had less favorable weather. In Iowa, the corn harvest is 19% complete, 13 points lower than its five-year average of 32%. And rains in Minnesota have slowed the harvest, which is now 14% complete, compared to a five-year average of 28%.

For more, watch the full segment of AgDay.

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