Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Where the tall corn grows

Local crops heading in right direction with August's arrival

Northwest Iowa crops are hitting the home stretch as harvest season creeps closer to the horizon.

Local producers are reporting few major complaints thus far. Alic Mohni, an agronomist with Growmark FS, said things will be looking even better this month if the region gets well-timed precipitation.

"If we can catch some moisture pretty soon here, I think things are going to be really good in the fall," he said. "We're kind of borderline right now and lacking a bit on reserves. So if we can get some shots of rain, that will put us in a really good spot."

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