On a state level, 71 percent of soybeans in Louisiana have dropped leaves. That figure is the highest of the 18 recorded states. In some Louisiana fields, soybeans are ready for harvest, said Raymond Schnexnayder, a grower from Ventress, La. “We’re about one-third of the way through our harvest and some (producers) are even further along. The USDA is usually a little behind on the numbers it puts out,” he told Farms.com.