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9:01 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Corn Harvest Done, Rain On Way In Arkansas

sorghum
Sorghum Plants
Credit uark.edu

Federal agriculture officials say Arkansas' corn harvest is complete while harvesting of sorghum and rice is almost done.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service says 98 percent of the sorghum harvest is complete, along with 92 percent of the rice harvest.

According to the statistics service, 100 percent of cotton bolls have opened and 54 percent are harvested. The Division of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas says the cotton crop is a full week behind the typical pace.

Soybeans are 60 percent harvested.

Agriculture experts say that, except for the cotton, the progress of the harvest is in line with the five-year average. Recent rains haven't been particularly heavy, so harvesting can continue without damage to the fields.

Heavy rain later this week could delay some field