State's corn harvest now 17 percent behind the 5-year pace, but soils get a needed moisture recharge.
Crop report unexpectedly cuts soybean yield estimate, which could add support for both bean and corn prices.
Farmers hope recent rain helps crop shoot out of the ground.
Bureau County farmer says his harvest started about two weeks late, which could have been worse if not for a hot September.
Soil-moisture improvements from recent showers highlight weekly crop report.
After enduring multiple extreme weather events, soybean yields on Brown County farm could be worse.
More organic matter means better water-holding capacity. In some cases, the good spots produced corn yields 100 bushels per acre better than other parts of the same field.