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Michigan’s harvest pace is evening out

Crop maturity in Michigan is near the five-year average with more corn and soybean harvest activity picking up.

The USDA says corn condition improved to 66 percent good to excellent with 96 percent dented and 55 percent mature.  Corn silage harvest reached 75 percent and grain is now 10 percent harvested.

Soybeans improved to 68 percent good to excellent with 83 percent dropping leaves and 14 percent harvested.

Dry beans are 71 percent good to excellent and 63 percent harvested.  Sugarbeets are 26 percent harvested.

Rainy weather slowed apple harvest last week with big crops reported.

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