CROP PROGRESS: Dry week helps corn, soybean harvests advance

Winter wheat rating unchanged at 58% good/excellent.

Another dry week allowed for advances in the corn and soybean harvests, with the corn harvest now 85% done to put it ahead of the five-year average and soybeans at 93% harvested, up two points from the average, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.

Iowa’s corn harvest was at 86% completed, compared with the five-year average of 88%, while the soybean harvest there was 95% done, compared with the 97% average. The state had six days suitable for fieldwork.

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