Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

August 12, 2013

Crops doing all right

Steve Woodhouse

Knoxville — Ag Banker Leslie Miller reported last week that the crops in Marion County were doing all right, despite the fact there has been barely an inch of rainfall in the past 30 days. Cool temperatures have helped the crops. 

"We're not anywhere close to normal," Miller said of local rainfall. The normal amount of rainfall for July is 7-8 inches. The total this year has ranged between 1/2-1 inch. 

Most corn crops around the county look good. However, rainfall helps kernals develop. This can affect the harvest overall.