Following is a rundown on corn moisture levels as we get into the latter stage of harvest. There are some issues for producers to keep grain in condition through the winter.--Bryce
Wisconsin - Corn moisture content reportedly ranged from the mid-20s to the upper 30s across most of the state.
Nebraska - Grain moisture continued to remain above safe storage levels in a number of counties, which also slowed the move to harvest completion. Most of the remaining unharvested corn acres were in the northern districts.
Ohio - Corn was 77% harvested, ahead of the average of 70%. The moisture content of harvested corn averaged 19%. Soybeans were 95% harvested, ahead of the average of 92%. The moisture content of harvested soybeans averaged 14%.
Indiana -- Moisture content of the harvested corn is averaging 18%. Soybean harvest was 93% complete, compared to 95% last year and 94% on average. Moisture content of the harvested soybeans is averaging 13%.
Iowa -- Corn harvest reached 88% complete, down from 99% last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 80%. High moisture corn remains a concern for farmers who have not yet finished harvesting.
Minnesota -- The corn harvest reached 87% complete, down from 100% last year but ahead of the five-year average of 80%. Corn moisture at harvest is averaging 19%.
Missouri -- Corn harvest reached 89% complete, 39 days behind last year, but 3 days ahead of the five-year average pace. Corn moisture for the harvested corn is averaging 16.3%.
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