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Agricultural summary

Published: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 3:43 p.m. CDT

Corn harvest is nearing completion with 80 percent of the crop now being harvested. Corn harvest was 44 percent complete at this time last year while the five-year average is 44 percent. Ninety-nine percent of the corn crop is now mature.

Soybean harvest increased to 47 percent, compared to 39 percent at this time last year and the five-year average of 42 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves increased to 97 percent last week, compared to 90 percent last year and the five-year average of 88 percent. Farmers reported frost damage to soybeans late in the week.

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