Shane Hammen
Shane Hammen - Pocahontas County
Northwest Iowa
“We’ve been sitting for three weeks,” Hammen said May 17. “Today we’re finally getting back into fields in some places.” He estimates 7 inches of rain or more has fallen in his region. “Right now, we’re seeing a lot of uneven emergence and possible replants on corn,” Hammen said. Spraying has also been delayed, leading to weeds in some fields.

Jacob West
Jacob West - Winnebago County
North Central Iowa
“Farmers have been dodging rain showers to get fields planted and preemergence herbicides applied, West said May 16. Mid-week rainfall...