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Challenging weather year likely to trim Iowa’s harvest

Challenging weather year likely to trim Iowa’s harvest

The 2017 growing season has been a tale of two weather extremes across various parts of Iowa, from drought in some areas to flooding in other regions. While it’s too early to tell what weather patterns might dominate during harvest, it appears that yield potential in most areas has weathered intense spring and summer conditions fairly well. 

"We’re not too far off from normal for corn and soybeans yields overall in Iowa, even though it has been a strange year weather-wise," said Elwynn Taylor, an Iowa State University Extension climatologist. "The odds say we’ll have at least slightly above-trendline corn and soybean yields for Iowa as a whole."

The USDA in August said...




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