Dry, warm weather helped accelerate the corn harvest. The fine weather also allowed wonderful views of crops and neighboring fields from the cab. Photo: Karen McMahon
While USDA says three-fourths of the Iowa corn crop is harvested, plenty of corn is still standing in the fields. Photo: Karen McMahon
42% of the overall corn crop is rated in "good" condition, according to the USDA report. Photo: Kathy Huting
Everyone can enjoy harvest with large, roomy cabs. This young family and dog handle the evening grain cart duties. Photo: Karen McMahon
Corn harvest in Iowa is ahead of schedule with 71% of the state’s crop poured into wagons and trailers by Oct. 23. The 5-year average corn harvested in the state by this date is just 42%, according to USDA figures. Photo: Karen McMahon
While Iowa is ahead in harvest totals compared to other states, it is behind its own pace from last year. 71% of corn in Iowa was harvested as of Oct. 23, compared to 83% on the same date in 2010. Photo: Kathy Huting
Today’s most popular hybrids leave behind plenty of trash for growers to either bale, till, shred or plant through next spring. Photo: Karen McMahon
46% of the Iowa crop is rated in "good" condition, which is higher than the average of 42%, according to the USDA. Photo: Kathy Huting
Many farmers are now in the process of storing their grain in bins until they are ready for the right time to sell. Photo: Kathy Huting
While much of the Iowa corn harvest is under way, it will be awhile until farmers can relax and head to the shop for winter maintenance projects, among other tasks. Photo: Kathy Huting
65% of the overall corn crop has been harvested in 18 states, according to the Oct. 23 Crop Progress report released by the USDA. The USDA says Iowa is ahead of the average with three-fourths of its 2011 corn crop already harvested.
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