Cedar County harvest about to get underway

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is forecasting a bumper crop in beans and slightly lower yields in corn making it an overall good year to be a farmer in Cedar County.

Analysts are hoping prices remain stable and believe the lower yields in corn will mean higher prices at market.

Several reasons persist in the outlook for the midwest.

Following a drought that spanned three years, Nebraska, as well as Iowa, have received three times the normal rainfall in the past three months. This has made the soil moisture about as perfect as can be to grow soybeans. The overall weather and cool temperatures have added to great yields expected during harvest.

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