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Harvest Update

Posted: Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-David Hecht

Farmers have taken advantage of the nice weather in Marion County recently and are nearing the end of harvest. Justin Huebner from Two Rivers Cooperative says that harvest has gone pretty well this year considering the rain that hit Marion County in the summer. Due to the lack of rain recently, the moisture for corn is 12-13% which is a little drier than farmers would like. Huebner says that even though corn is a little dry, it’s much nicer than last season when it was very wet. Yields for corn will end up around 135-145 bushels, a significant decrease from last year. The harvest is expected to be completed in the next two weeks.