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Planting Delays Hound Iowa Farmers
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:31 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- After the wettest, coldest May on record in Iowa, crop producers there are struggling to get all their acres planted.

The northern third of Iowa continues to be saturated by rains, with some areas receiving more than 6 inches of rain from mid-May to early June.

Ben Riensche, who farms in northeastern Iowa near Jesup, has already lost 1,070 out of 7,000 corn acres to wet fields. "We just can't get out into field," he told DTN, noting that he has already applied for prevented ...

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