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Harvest Almost Done, Yields "All Over the Place"

Nov 6, 2013

With most of the harvest in, farmers are getting a good sense of how crops were affected by this year’s extremely wet spring and abnormally dry summer.

Tougher Decisions for Farmers This Harvest

Oct 16, 2013
Frank Morris/Harvest Public Media

This harvest season  farmers are having a tougher time deciding what to do with their crops once they’re out of the field.

70% of Iowa Abnormally Dry

Aug 7, 2013

The latest USDA drought monitor map shows that 70 percent of Iowa is abnormally dry. That includes all of Des Moines, Henry and Lee counties.

Rain May Drive Farmland Back to CRP

Jun 7, 2013

Farmers faced not being able to get their corn in on time have several options. They may switch acres from corn to soybeans or they may use “prevented planting “ insurance.

Though some farmers may go with a different option.