Emily Boettcher
Emily Boettcher - Dickinson County
Northwest Iowa
Hot days with low humidity have made haying a challenge in Boettcher’s area. “On Monday (June 20) it got up to 100 here,” she said June 23. “There’s still moisture in the soil, but a little rain never hurt to knock down the dust on gravel roads.” The dry weather means hay won’t hold its leaves, dropping the nutrition value. Boettcher said corn has started to close rows and is looking good.

Devon Murray
Devon Murray - Floyd County
North Central Iowa
“The heat has been a welcome sign to get some crops to catch up and...