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Potential bumper crop for Siouxland corn producers

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DAKTOA CITY, NE (KTIV) - With a wet and stormy June and a cooler than average July, you may think the outlook for crops in Siouxland isn't great.

But that's not what ag experts are saying.

Officials say that if you made it though the flooding and hail from severe storms, you may see a bumper crop this year.

Even though some fields were flooded out, those that weren't got some much needed rain, and because of that, ag officials are anticipating a larger yield this year for some farmers.

"The cooler temperatures that we have had are a little bit cooler than average. That really helped with the pollination because it it is really excessive heat, it really hurts pollination.  We didn't have any pollination problems so that was a good thing. It may have slowed development a little bit but not too bad," said Keith Jarvi, Dakota City Extension Educator.

Keith Jarvi says some farmers were able to re-plant their fields after the June flooding although some crops do remain underwater.

But here's proof that some of the crops, especially the corn, has blossomed.

KTIV viewer, Vince Kramper, sent in this photo of the corn in his field.

Vince says it was not affected by the drowning rains in June, and today stands 10 feet tall in Dakota County, Nebraska.

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