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Corn waits to be dried at the Landmark Co-op near Cottage Grove on Monday, Nov. 23. The facility has been busy lately due to a late fall harvest. Photo by Kyle McDaniel - State Journal

The state corn harvest increased 8 percentage points before last week's snowstorm hit but still wasn't complete in the final statistics to be released this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Eighty-five percent of the corn for grain has been harvested, a harvest so late that there is no five-year average to compare it to. The harvest was 100 percent complete by this time last year.

Southwest Wisconsin had the top harvest percentage of 96. South-central, which includes Dane County, was at 89 percent. The north- central region lagged most, with 55 of the crop harvested.

Nationally, 92 percent of the corn crop has been harvested. No Midwest states have 100 percent harvest, with North Dakota at just 60 percent harvested.

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