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Farmers Contemplate To Replant After Hail

(Le Mars) -- After last weekend's heavy rains, strong winds, and in some cases hail, many farmers are wondering whether they should re-plant or hope the damaged crops can survive, knowing either option will mean a reduction of yield potential.  Iowa State University extension crops specialist Joel DeJong says a meeting is being organized today near Sioux Center to assist farmers with such decisions.

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DeJong says re-planting corn during the middle of June will probably result in a major cut in yield potential.

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The Iowa State University crops specialist says soybeans can handle some delayed planting, but farmers can probably expect reduced yields there too.

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DeJong says each farmer must evaluate their own situation in order to make the right decision for themselves.

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