Mason Hoffman
Mason Hoffman - Palo Alto County
Northwest Iowa Iowa
Hoffman was working to put hay up last week before corn and soybean harvest begins. He hand-shelled some corn on sandy soil that tested at 19% moisture. “There’s a couple guys nosing around in corn,” he said Sept. 9. “There’s some beans that’ll go in two weeks.” Rain amounts totaled 4.5 to 6 inches during the past couple weeks, which helped fill soybean pods, he said.

Clay Reints
Clay Reints - Butler County
North Central Iowa
“We’ve had really pleasant weather around here,” Reints said Sept. 9. “It’s just been mild and dry.”...