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Iowa farmers worry about harvest

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) - From droughts to floods, Iowa farmers just can't seem to catch a break this summer.

According to the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report, widespread rainfall meant Iowa farms cut down the amount of work farmers were able to do this week. They had less than three days in the last week where farmers could get out in the field.

Yet, harvests are still ahead of the recent average, but farmers are still worried about the heavy rain.

"All this moisture is going to delay that from happening and keep from getting to the field maybe when the crops are ready so that's probably the biggest impact js just getting things ready to harvest," said Morey Hill, a soybean farmer.

Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig said the series of storms was actually beneficial to areas in southern Iowa that had been experiencing drought-like conditions.
 


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