Crop and weather report guests include Iowa State University Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor, integrated pest management specialist Rich Pope, and economist Chad Hart. After weeks of poor weather farmers made a big improvement in harvesting both corn and soybean crops. The latest USDA numbers, as of Nov. 8, indicate 34 percent of the corn has been harvested and 83 percent of the soybeans.
Taylor says we can expect more dry days until November 22 or so to get harvest wrapped up. Pope reports that soybeans dried down some last week and soybean harvest is essentially done in some parts of the state; corn continues at a rapid rate, but is still wet in some areas. Hart talks about production estimates and large crops coming from the fields.
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