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NORTHWEST IOWA SOYBEAN HARVEST NEARLY FINISHED

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The soybean harvest is 99-percent complete in parts of northwest Iowa, well ahead of schedule.

Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Joel DeJong says things went very quickly due to the exceptionally dry conditions.

OC………lower 70s” :14

The region’s soybean yields would have been better if only they’d gotten more moisture.

OC…….”rain we got” :13

DeJong says the corn harvest in northwest Iowa is about half-way through and the yields are also mixed.

OC…….”the fields” :13

Next to the lack of rain, DeJong says the biggest problem faced by northwest Iowa corn farmers was corn rootworm damage — which greatly cut into yields.