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Southeast Iowa farmer hopes to start harvest soon

A southeast Iowa farmer says some growers in his part of the state are harvesting corn while others are still a few days out.

Logan Lyon, an Iowa Corn Growers Association director, raises corn and soybeans in Muscatine and Scott Counties. “We’ve had folks that have called in and said it’s still greener than a gourd out there,” he said. “And there’s folks that say they are getting excited really quick.”

He tells Brownfield farmers in his area are cautiously optimistic about this year’s crop. “I think people are just a little too shy to commit to what’s out there until the combines go through,” Lyon said. “That’s the nature of a farmer and a grower.”

While some parts of Iowa have dealt with drought-related challenges this growing season, Lyon says they were fortunate to have good summer conditions.

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