Late Harvest, Quality Concerns With Corn, Soybeans

It’s a late harvest this year across the state for Michigan’s corn and soybean crops. The Michigan Agri-Business Association says late planting due to extremely wet weather in the spring has the schedule all messed up. Vice president Tim Boring says there are also quality issues.

“The condition of the crop is not in great shape,” says Boring. “Last year, we had probably 55 to 60% of the corn in USDA’s rated good-to-excellent condition range, and this year, it’s more like 40%. There’s both some concerns about the quality of the crop and how quickly we can get it pulled out of the field.”

More rain over the past week didn’t help matters at all.