Picture Iowa – Twilight of harvest

By Joseph L. Murphy

 A combine travels down a county road in Carroll county under the backdrop of a magnificent sunset. This year’s harvest is in its twilight. When finished, Iowa farmers will have harvested nearly 415 million bushels of soybeans and 2.2 billion bushels of corn despite a growing season that included spring floods and a fall drought. Many attribute the tremendous bounty to better farming methods and advances in biology that make crops more resilient.

A combine travels down a county road in Carroll county under the backdrop of a magnificent sunset. This year’s harvest is in its twilight. When finished, Iowa farmers will have harvested nearly 415 million bushels of soybeans and 2.2 billion bushels of corn despite a growing season that included spring floods and a fall drought. Many attribute the tremendous bounty to better farming methods and advances in biology that make crops more resilient.