Iowa crops suffer, but record U.S. corn crop expected

While Iowa’s corn crop suffered from late summer heat, corn in other states caught some moisture, causing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to forecast a record number of bushels this year in its Sept. 12 crop production report.

"In the Great Plains — South Dak­ota, Nebraska, Kansas, they saw a much better looking corn crop than they did in August. Some rains that have missed us in Iowa have caught some of those places west of us and helped them out. Also, the USDA found a much better corn crop as they looked toward the southeast again. Those pro­duction in­­creases offset the loss we see here in Iowa," said...

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