By BRUCE SCHREINER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A rain-soaked spring planting season - combined with a scorching summer - have cut into some autumn crop yields in Kentucky. But corn and soybean crops have shown resilience as farmers wind down their harvest.
A crop-reporting service says corn harvesting was 80% complete heading into this week and 55% of the crop was rated good or excellent.
Farmers have more work ahead in cutting soybeans. The harvest was 40% finished, well behind last year's pace. Fifty-eight percent of the crop is in good or excellent shape.
In the western Kentucky grain belt, yields vary from bin-busting amounts to much skimpier levels.
Caldwell County agricultural extension agent Shane Bogle says the local corn crop endured the slow start and hot summer with help from summer rains.