Wet weather slows harvest

Rains slowed the harvest in most of the Boone County area at midweek, but area farmers had made a good start on bringing in the 2014 crop before Oct. 2.
Soybean harvest was estimated at 30 to 60 percent complete, depending on location.
Corn harvest was estimated at 15 to 30 percent complete, mostly due to early harvest of high moisture corn and dryland fields.
“We have seen some slow dry down this fall,” said Josh Gompert, crop consultant with Helena Chemical Co. Corn moisture was running mostly over 20 percent before last week’s rains, while soybean moisture content had dropped to the nine to 11 percent range.
Read more in the Oct. 9 Albion News Print & E-Editions.