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Rain May Help Pastures, Not Corn

TIFFIN, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- Some in the Corridor have been waiting a long time for the kind of rain storm that hit the area on Sunday.

Tiffin farmer Steve Swenka said the rain took him by surprise when he was out on his field working.

He said it's too little, too late to make a noticeable difference in his corn and soybean crops, but it could help the grass in his pastures keep growing a bit longer in the season. That would mean his cows could continue grazing for more time before Swenka pulls them in and starts feeding them hay, he said.

"That's our biggest concern on this farm," he said.

The overall harvest should be fine, despite the rain, he said.

"Before the extreme dry and heat set in, stuff was far enough along that we will definitely have something to harvest," Swenka said.
 
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