Harvest Lags, And This Week's Snow Won't Help
Prime harvesting weather is fading in Iowa, but three-fourths of the state’s corn acreage isn’t yet harvested.
The latest update from the U-S Department of Agriculture Monday said Iowa’s corn harvesting lags 11 days behind the five-year average at this stage of the season.
As of this past weekend, one-third of the state’s soybean crop was still in the field. That’s about a week behind average.
Much of the eastern half of the state received 1 to 3 inches of light snow Monday night and early Tuesday, which could slow harvesting work this week. The National Weather Service is predicting another inch or two of snow across much of southern and eastern Iowa on Wednesday.