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Planting Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Thurs., April 11, 2013

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM by Iowa Corn

Kevin Rempp is in a family farm operation raising corn and soybeans near Montezuma in Poweshiek County. Three generations of Rempps farm together. Kevin is chairman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.  Throughout this week, they received 2.5 to 3 inches of rain which is very welcomed and seems to be soaking in nicely.

“We’re going to need some heat before we start any field work,” says Rempp.  “I have about one day that I need to dedicate to applying anhydrous. Most of it was applied last fall, but I still have a little of it left to do. We’re not in a hurry yet. We’ll wait for soil conditions to warm up and dry out.” 

Jim Greif of Monticello has been operating his family farm for more than 35 years. He grows corn and soybeans and operates Prairieview Ag Service in eastern Iowa. Jim is currently a director for the Iowa Corn Growers Association.

“As of Thursday night, we’ve received 3.28 inches of rain this week,” Greif says. “The forecast calls for more rain next week.”

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