Iowa soybean farmers prepared to plant
ANKENY — Iowa can’t seem to shake the cool, wet weather hovering over the state. The planting delay is causing ripples in the marketplace and frustrations with Iowa soybean farmers.
Only 8 percent of Iowa’s corn crop was planted as of Sunday, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crops and weather report. The five-year average is 56 percent. No soybean planting had been reported.
Grant Kimberley, Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) director of market development, farms with his father, Rick, in central Iowa. His fields are saturated and may prevent planting until mid-next week.
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