By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Onto the next year

Corn yields meet expectations in northwest Iowa


December 7, 2023


A cornfield is harvested near Pleasant View Cemetery south of Hartley in October.

With the harvest season now a memory, area farmers are wrapping up groundwork and eyeing the 2024 growing season.

According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture, the corn harvest concluded statewide late last month, with only a few stragglers in the southern part of the state still running combines around Thanksgiving. Things concluded much earlier in northwest Iowa, though, and New Century FS agronomist Alic Mohni said farmers were happy this year.

"In our area things finished out pretty good. A lot of farmers were seeing yields between 220-240 [bushels per acre]," he said. "It could be r...

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