North Iowa farmer harvests “unbelievable” crop
A north central Iowa farmer has wrapped up a remarkable harvest.
April Hemmes of Hampton says her corn and soybeans performed extremely well considering the dry growing season.
“With half of the rain I usually get, I brought in a record crop. Unbelievable.”
She tells Brownfield her area received a total of eight inches of rain the entire growing season.
“But it just came at the right time.”
Hemmes says this was also one of her earliest harvests.
“I have finished middle of October a couple times when we had very dry years, and since this was one of those, I mean my corn was coming out between 14 and 16 (percent moisture) at the end, so you just put it right in the bin.”
She says harvest progresses a lot faster when you don’t have to dry the corn.