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Harvest headway made in wake of recent weather

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Ideal weather conditions recently have allowed area farmers to make serious headway in the harvest.  That's the word from Paul Kassel, a Crops Specialist with the Iowa State University Extension Service.

"It's been a good harvest. You know we had a good September, a little too dry for some people, but some people got started on harvest in September in the last few days and the week before that there's been excellent weather for harvest," said Kassel.

Yields have also been a pleasant surprise for the most part, even in light of the dry conditions this past summer.

"There's been some 10, 12 bushel per acre soybean yields in some of those light soil areas and 50 bushel corn. But on the good soil and areas with good rain, there's been soybean yields in the mid to upper 50s, some less than that too where they had some late planting issues and corn has been in the 180 area and of course some better than that, some not quite so good," said Kassel.

Kassel says most of the harvest should wrap up quickly once the weather improves again.

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