Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are moving into final maturity with most of the acreage listed in good-to-excellent condition. Today’s report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has both crops listed as 83 percent good to excellent.
In North Iowa’s Winnebago County, farmer Riley Lewis is anticipating a big harvest.
“I’d say in the forty-five years…it’s got to rank with one of the best,” he says. “Especially with the weather-wise, and the crop size that’s going to be coming out. With the new powerful genetics that we have to make these crops, it’s going to be a banner year.
Unfortunately, though, market predictions for the bumper yields are expected to be at break-even prices with the cost of producing the crops.