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Recent rainfall hurting Iowa’s crops

Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 5:43 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Some farmers say our last few days of rain could actually hurt crops.

Meaghan Anderson, a field agronomist with ISU Extension and outreach, listed a few of the issues rain can cause now, especially since we needed it months and weeks ago to help revitalize crops. She says the recent rain is too late.

Farmer Tim Bardole said he is not sure what he can salvage from his corn crop. He is hoping to pull 50 bushels of corn per acre, but says that may be wishful thinking.

Bardole says the majority of the corn is likely too damaged to go to the ethanol plants or the elevators. He says it will likely end up in a secondary market like a cattle feeder.

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