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Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Wed., Oct. 9, 2013

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM by Iowa Corn

Kevin Rempp of Montezuma in Poweshiek County started harvesting soybeans last week and will be finished with soybeans tomorrow (Thursday).  His family operation will start combining corn after that.

“Our soybean yields are about 25 percent less than our usual yields due to the wet, late spring we experienced and the dry conditions this summer,” Rempp.

He says many farmers in his area will probably finish soybeans this week and will start harvesting corn.

“We’re looking forward to combining the corn. I think the  corn yields will be better than the soybeans,” says Rempp.

Don Hunerdosse of Milo continues to combine soybeans today.  He also got started last week.

“The soybean yields have been in the upper 50s to lower 60s bushels per acre (bu. per acre) which isn’t too bad considering the tough year they've experienced,” Hunerdosse says. “The corn yields have been better. April-planted corn has yielded in the 175 to 190-bu. per acre-range. We’ll continue to harvest soybeans as long as the good weather holds.”

Hunerdosse says the corn is finally drying down so that will help as they harvest more corn acres.

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