SOYBEANS SUFFERING: Iowa Needing More Rain

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Soybeans are suffering across the state due to lack of rain, and the rain that fell last week just wasn’t enough.

Soybean fields are suffering the most because the plant's roots aren't long enough to reach deeper groundwater.

“Almost everything, except Northwest Iowa, needs some rain soon.  We're probably going to have some hot weather in the next week or so and it needs some rain going into that.  It's not in bad shape if it gets that rain, but some of it already is suffering.” said Bill Northey.

Ten percent of soybean crops are rated poor-to-very poor. 67-percent are rated good to excellent.