Harvest a Month Ahead of Average

Corn harvest is nearly one month ahead of average, over one-third complete thanks to cooler temperatures and limited rainfall. Small amounts of precipitation have been recorded along some border counties but most areas received no rain. Temperatures are averaging near normal in the western third of the state, 2-4 degrees below normal in the central third, and 6-7 degree below normal in the eastern third. Highs have been in the lower 90’s and lows mainly in the mid 30’s with some locations already receiving the first frost of the season.

Mature corn has reached 87% compared to 46% average. Corn harvested for grain was at 36% compared to the 5% average. Corn conditions are rated 33 % good to excellent, well below the 78% average. Irrigated corn conditions are rating 54% good to excellent with dryland corn rating 2%.

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Fun Fact: We have the worst drought in 50 years and still manage to grow the 8th largest corn crop of all time!

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