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Crop Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:02 PM by Iowa Corn

Crops continue to advance towards maturity and farmers are just starting to harvest both corn and beans as conditions allow.

It started raining this afternoon across western Iowa. Carl Jardon of Randolph says he hasn’t started harvesting anything yet. His soybeans still aren’t ready and he is still waiting for Mother Nature to dry his corn down a little more. Only a couple of neighbors have harvested and those who have only tried a few acres.

Roger Zylstra of Lynnville started harvesting last week. He harvested a little on Monday and combined some soybeans today. He says it was a slow start today because it foggy and damp this morning and the sun didn’t come out until this afternoon. They are happy with yields thus far. Rain is coming this way so that will halt progress for the next day or so.  

Bob Bowman of DeWitt is just getting started. He has harvested a little corn yesterday today and a little this morning. Most of the corn is still too wet. They switched to harvest soybeans this afternoon and they are still a little wet as well. He says they like to run a few acres and test the machinery and equipment.

Nick Leibold of New Hampton says only a few farmers in his area have harvested some high moisture corn for livestock feed. None of the crops look like they are ready yet. He has checked his cover crop seeding and they are starting to emerge a little.  

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