Above average rainfall returned to the state last week, with the vast majority of it coming in one rainfall which was heavier in the central part of the state. This led to a temporary slowdown of the early harvests, but producers were able to get back into the fields relatively quickly. Soybeans benefited most from the rainfall.
The corn crop advanced to 57 percent mature compared to the five-year average of 24 percent. An estimated 7 percent of the corn crop has been harvested, with conditions being rated as 60 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans turning yellow reached 49 percent compared to 31 percent for the five-year average.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 33 percent very short or short, 63 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.