Cold but Dry Last Week Good for Harvest
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It turned unusually cold last week but at least it was dry, allowing farmers in Iowa to make progress harvesting corn and soybeans.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop update Monday that Iowa producers report they have 85 percent of the corn crop harvested, about a week behind the five-year average.

The Iowa soybean crop is 97 percent complete about five days behind average.

About 95 percent of winter wheat has emerged, near the 98 percent average.

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