Wet Weather Halts #Harvest14
Almost 40% of Iowa’s soybean acreage was harvested during the 5 days suitable that were suitable for fieldwork last week. After we were blessed with the driest week in nearly three months, showers moved into many areas over the weekend and into this week. Between Sunday and Tuesday, one Northeast Iowa farmer reported that 4” in his rain gauge. Here in North Central Iowa, we’ve received 1.85″ inches in the past 72 hours.
Wet weather brought #harvest14 to a halt. Corn harvest is just 10% complete, which is almost 3 weeks behind normal. Soybean harvest is just one week behind normal. The 5-day forecast for our area shows 0% chance of precipitation with breezy conditions and sunshine, so we expect harvest activity will resume soon. Click here for a harvest update by region: http://bit.ly/1mXS9RY