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Iowa farmer two weeks out from planting soybeans

A southeast Iowa farmer says he’s eager to get the planting season underway.

Tim Meyer tells Brownfield some rain showers this week have helped replenish his subsoils. “Long rains, slow rains like we’ve gotten here are much needed,” he said, “and hopefully they get down in deep and it’s something we can hang on to as we move through the summer.”

He says planting work has already started in some parts of the state. “There’s a few planters rolling,” he said. “I was out last weekend and I saw somebody messing around up by Pella and I know that there’s some beans that are poked in down north of Burlington on the bottom.”

Meyer says he’s still about two weeks out. “We’ll probably start with soybeans like we did last year and move into corn. It all goes pretty quickly, so if we can get it all in the same window, that would work out really great.”

Meyer raises corn, soybeans, cattle, and turkeys in Henry County.

AUDIO: Tim Meyer – Henry County, Iowa Farmer

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