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Farmers Not Worried About Dry Weather

MOUNT VERNON, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--Robert Broulik knows good crops. He's been a farmer since he was a little boy and says this dry weather is no cause for alarm.

Being dry right now has probably not hurt us because we had an awful abundance of rainfall through April, May and June, he said.

Robert says all that rain replenished the sub-soil making things easier for the crops now that there hasn't been any significant rain and others agree.

"We'll we've had a dry July but thankfully it's not like last year where we had the really dry weather before July, said Russell Meade member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau.

Still economic analysts say Iowa might have to import corn this year because they won't be able to meet the needs of the many thatll soon be in the market for corn.

It's a prediction farmers here say they have yet to see.

"We should still be looking at real good or at least average to slightly above average yields in this area would say, said Meade said.

As for the rain: We'd love to have a little bit more rain but right now crops out here in Johnson county are looking really well, he said.

"The crop actually right here in this part of Iowa looks pretty good right now, but it's at the point right now where we are going to need to get some rain here pretty soon, Robert said.

Farmers say harvest begins late September to early October and compared to this time last year everything looks good.
 
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