How Substantial Is The Soybean Damage In Eastern Iowa?

November 7, 2018 09:33 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says 88 percent of soybean acres have been harvested in Iowa. That's 6 ticks behind the 5-year average.

Some farmers in Eastern Iowa have concerns about damage after a deluge of rain pelted the crop during October harvest.

Betsy Jibben travels to Washington, Iowa and talks with farmer Mike Berdo. She also talks with Gretchen Nollman, a grain merchandising manager for Agri-Way Partners about the condition of the soybean crop in Eastern Iowa.

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Spell Check

Central Missouri, MO
11/7/2018 12:11 PM

  I am a Farmer Jim, and "We Rejoice" would be more fitting. Of course, there are many welfare farmers that are only content when the Government hands them a check, and tells them everything is going to be alright. Perfect candidates for Oprah, or the Doctor Phil Show.

Ryan M Eckert
Edgar, WI
11/8/2018 11:22 AM

  Up in North central WI there are still soybeans standing, a substantial percentage of the total crop. After 2+ weeks of rain, in October and no heat after that, many are wondering if they will get the crop at all.

Whitefish, MT
11/7/2018 11:06 AM

  You have to laugh at farmers voting for Trump.


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