Iowa and Missouri Field Notes

August 31, 2020


“Corn is maturing more quickly than we thought it would. For the first week of September, we are pretty far along for northern Iowa. North of me, they started harvesting seed stock. My neighbor hand-shelled some corn at 35 percent.”


– April Hemmes, Iowa farmer


“The corn has fired, but the ears haven’t flipped down yet. We chopped silage last week. Harvest is still about 10 to 14 days out, so it is a waiting game.”


– Addie Yoder, Missouri farmer