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Iowa Ag Secretary comments on this season's crop conditions


Harvest time is fast approaching for farmers in all three Siouxland states.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, said because of the wet spring, many in the state got a late start which will push back the harvest.

He said it's important for the weather to cooperate and, more importantly, to avoid a frost.

Crop conditions will also play a role this harvest season

"We've got crops all over the board. We've got some really good crops in some parts of the state. We have some really dry, poor looking crops in other parts of the state," Northey said.

The weekly crop report says 35% of Iowa's corn crop was mature as of Sunday, well behind the average 61%.  Corn and soybean conditions have only improved slightly.

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