By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa)
The corn and soybean harvest got underway last week in Iowa. The latest U.S.D.A. report says 5% percent of the corn crop has been harvested statewide, which is roughly one week ahead of both last year and the five-year average.
The report says the overall corn condition improved slightly to 48% reported in good to excellent condition. The condition of soybeans also rose slightly to 47% now reported in good to excellent condition.
And 3% of the soybeans have been harvested.