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Storms Delay Completion of Indiana Harvest

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stormWet conditions delayed the finish of the fall harvest somewhat again last week according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Wind damage to standing corn was reported in many counties after severe storms on Sunday. Though the wet weather kept some farmers out of their fields, the soil moisture helped planted winter wheat to remain in good condition and continued to aid pastures in recovering from dry conditions during the summer.

 

Ninety-two percent of the corn acreage has been harvested compared with 98 percent last year and 89 percent for the 5-year average. By area 94 percent of the corn crop is harvested in the north, 91 percent in the central region, and 91 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 18 percent.

 

Ninety-seven percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 99 percent last year and 98 percent for the 5-year average. By area 98 percent of the soybean acreage is harvested in the north, 98 percent in the central region, and 91 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13 percent.

Ninety-three percent of the winter wheat acreage has emerged compared to 92 percent last year and 84 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-seven percent of the winter wheat acreage is in good to excellent condition compared to 70 percent last year at this time.