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RAIN IS SLOWING DOWN FARM HARVEST PROGRESS

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The continued wet weather may prove to be problematic for farmers wanting to harvest their crops.

Iowa State University Extension Grain Quality Specialist, Charlie Hurburgh believes the wet conditions add a new issue to the harvest.

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The wet conditions led to growth issues that are now showing up as farmers try to head into the fields.

The Iowa State grain quality specialist says the condition of this year’s grain is slightly below last year’s harvest.

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Hurburgh adds that the quality of the grain may deteriorate if we continue to have cool wet days — which is the forecast for most of the week.

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He says soybeans are seeing similar problems with high moisture levels.