Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:09 PM by Iowa Corn
Bruce Rohwer, a farmer from Paullina, is president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. Rohwer and his wife raise corn, soybeans, and hogs. Rohwer is the third generation on his family’s Century Farm and his son, who farms with him, will be the fourth generation.
"We received about an inch and a tenth of rain on Monday night. That is the most substantial rain we’ve had for some time,” Rohwer says. “I think enough frost is gone from the ground, so hopefully the rain soaked in.”
Rohwer is hoping Northwest Iowa receives more rain and not much snow that could fall tonight or tomorrow.
“As short of moisture that we are, it’s good that we have not had hot temperatures that would consume the moisture that is in the soil,” he adds. “We don’t have any extra to give up.”