Farmers “getting after soybeans” in southeast Iowa

October 7, 2021 By Filed Under: Crops, Iowa, News

Farmers are aggressively harvesting soybeans in southeast Iowa.

Logan Lyon farms in Muscatine and Scott Counties.

“Guys are going extremely hard on soybeans in our area. Last week when our farm operation started going, it was hard to find a bean that was too wet to send to town. But the stem quality was very green and very tough (making it) hard to work through.”

He says about half of this year’s crop is forward contracted.

“Probably 25 percent in storage, and with the $12.50 price that we have on soybeans right now, I spot sold probably 25 percent of my soybeans.”

The soybean harvest in Iowa is running about a week and-a-half ahead of the five-year average.