The Farm Service Agency office in Livingston County is reporting that a harvest progress report on corn is at about 85 percent and soybeans harvest is at about 50 percent complete.

The Farm Service Agency office in Livingston County is reporting that a harvest progress report on corn is at about 85 percent and soybeans harvest is at about 50 percent complete. The report comes from a recent quarterly meeting of the County Office Committee, that also reports corn yields between 175 to 240 bushels per acre and soy beans are between 30 to 70 bushels per acre. Executive Director, Jeanette Straker, says that those numbers are up from 2016, when corn averages were at 170 bushels per acre and soybeans came in at 45 bushels per acre for the year. The USDA’s October 23 report states that the state of Missouri’s over all harvest is at 69 percent for corn, down 12 percentage points from the five year average and the state’s soybean harvest is at 45 percent, up 15 percent from just last week. Straker also reminds that the hay and pasture reporting deadline is on November 15, and there is $46 late fee, when reported after that date.