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Planting Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM by Iowa Corn

Bruce Rohwer of Paullina, who is president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, started planting late Saturday afternoon.

“It’s pretty frantic in our area as everyone is pushing hard to get as much planted before the next round of precipitation,” Rohwer says.  “It’s warm and dry today.  The forecast is for rain later in the week. Hopefully we can get a lot done prior to any more rain.”

Rohwer says soil conditions in northwest Iowa are good in many areas but still wet in low-lying areas.

Don Hunerdosse of Milo was filling the planter this morning in between rounds. He planted corn yesterday and continues today. 

“Soil conditions are ideal. We need about 10 more days of this weather so we can get everything planted,” he says.  “A year ago at this time we were finished with planting.”

The delays this spring have made farmers anxious but the moisture was needed throughout the state.

“We’re happy to finally be in the fields and rolling along,” he adds.

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