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Farmers working through snow to bring in harvest


UNDATED (KTIV) -- Snow upon more snow is making it tough on Siouxland farmers still trying to bring in their crops. Before this latest storm, farmers had been working feverishly to wrap up the harvest.

But not even this additional snow is putting the combines to bed just yet. Crop specialists say although the end rows are full of snow, farmers will continue to harvest where they can in the middle of the fields.

"If they can push the snow away and get to the middle of the field and make some new end rows. I think guys are gonna keep plugging away at it if they get that chance," said ISU crop specialist Joel DeJong.

The USDA says Iowa only has 2% of corn left to harvest. However, in Nebraska 7% of the crop is still in the field.

And as you move into South Dakota those unharvested acres increase, with 12% of the corn left to combine.

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