Drought could cut into Iowa and Minnesota farmers’ profits

Farmers in large parts of Iowa and Minnesota are concerned after drought took a big toll on their crops this year, and it could cut into already slim profits.

The Northern County Co-op runs east of Interstate 35 from Cedar Rapids to Rochester. CEO Jason Schwenneker says the whole area is affected, and it is a big trade territory.

He tells Brownfield Ag News he recently saw a farm with yields ranging anywhere between 40 and 230 bushels per acre of corn. Those areas with lower yields mean less market opportunity and ultimately, less money.

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