Palo Alto County
“We got a little shower here, but it’s really too little, too late,” Fehr said Aug. 10. Beyond the lack of moisture, he said a big concern is pollination in the corn, which occurred during the hot weather in July. “The ears are small and there is a lot of tip back,” Fehr said. Soybeans are still green but there are not many pods on them, he said. Some farmers have begun to chop silage, Fehr said.
North Central Iowa
Rain will make or break the soybean crop on Feckers’ farm this year, he said Aug. 10. The pods aren’t full and tops still have blossoms. About half-way up, there...