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Planting Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Thurs., May 23, 2013

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:20 AM by Iowa Corn

“I only got rained out of the fields twice yesterday,” Kevin Rempp says with a laugh. Rempp farms near Montezuma in Poweshiek County and is chairman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

“We have all of our corn planted and it’s been sprayed. We started planting soybeans this week. If we had nice weather all week, I think we could’ve been done by Friday night, but that is not going to be the case,” Rempp says.

They received a little rain from the storms that moved through on Monday night.  There was building damage about five miles east of them but they did not have any damage.

“There are a lot of neighbors who are looking for a dry place to plant,” he says. “We just can’t seem to get a long enough window of dry days so we can finish planting.” 

Jim Greif of Monticello is hoping to complete his corn and soybean planting this week in eastern Iowa. He received some light rain on Wednesday but avoided precipitation in some of the storms that blew through a few days ago.

“The storm earlier this week brought some wind damage to farms in this area but not a lot of rain,” Greif says. “We didn’t have damage but a few people did.”

“Overall, most of the planting in this area is wrapping up,” he adds. “We made a lot of progress in the past week.”

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