Dealing with crop quality concerns
Farmers may be eligible for a crop insurance quality adjustment payment if their soybeans were significantly damaged by an extended stretch of wet weather in September and early October, Steve Johnson, Iowa State University farm management specialist, said last week.
Iowa’s soybean harvest is the slowest on record with just 19 percent of soybeans harvested as of Oct. 14, according to the USDA’s weekly crop progress report. Harvest delays caused by heavy rains resulted in increased instances of field losses, abnormally high harvest moisture content and moldy...
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