Crops maturing ahead of average

Recent rains helped ease crop stress across Michigan.

The USDA says corn condition dropped five percent to 61 percent good to excellent as it heads toward maturity, with 69 percent dented and 13 percent mature.  Corn silage harvest reached 25 percent.

Soybeans are rated 65 percent good to excellent with 38 percent dropping leaves.  Dry beans are 40 percent good to excellent.  Sugarbeets are seven percent harvested.

Apples continued a slow start to harvest while potato, tomato, sweet corn, and other vegetable harvests continue.

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