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Michigan harvest slow to advance

Warm dry weather helped Michigan crops dry down last week but harvest remains behind average.

As of last Sunday, the USDA says corn is rated at 51 percent good to excellent with 92 percent dented, and 35 percent mature.  Seven percent of corn has been harvested for grain and 67 percent for silage.

Soybeans are 73 percent dropping leaves and five percent harvested with 49 percent of the crop in good to excellent shape.

Dry beans are 52 percent harvested with the crop rated 16 percent.

Sugarbeets are 14 percent harvested and rated 51 percent good to excellent. 

Apple harvest continues.

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