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Harvest continues ahead of schedule

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The corn and soybean harvest has passed the halfway point in Iowa as farmers move quickly to get the drought-damaged crops out of the fields.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 56 percent of the corn and 54 percent of the soybeans have been harvested. That's a week or two ahead of normal.

The U.S.D.A. says that the condition of the corn improved slightly, with 47 percent rated poor or very poor, 33 percent fair and 20 percent in good or excellent shape.

Soybeans are rated 31 percent poor or very poor, 37 percent fair and 32 percent in good or excellent condition.

In Nebraska corn harvest is over half complete and soybean is near the half way point.  42 percent of the corn crop is poor and 32 percent is in good condition.  48 percent of the soybeans are poor and 19 percent are in good condition.

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