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Reflections of 2019


December 12, 2019

Kris Kohl

by Kris Kohl, Ag Engineering Specialist

The year 2019 will go down as a tough farming year due to weather and markets.

It is very easy to look at a glass that is half full and focus on what has gone wrong instead of seeing what went right. A close friend talked about the fact that every tractor he owned had a breakdown during harvest. The half-full part was that harvest is complete with decent yields, new parts are in every tractor now, and they are working well.

The following are some milestones that Northwest Iowa farmers should be proud of:

Corn yields have doubled what they were just 3...

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