Farmers in the Midwest are behind on planting. That could mean lower yields come harvest.

May 19, 2022
Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes is "at least two and a half weeks" behind due to wet weather.
“Of all years the world needs our commodities, this was not the year to have late planting,” says April Hemmes, a corn and soybean farmer in Iowa.
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For our future, someone has to think about dirt

Mar 29, 2016
Growing so much corn and soybean puts water supplies at risk.
Farmers are trying to mitigate nitrate pollution from fertilizers and soil erosion in their production practices. But some say we need to shift away from corn and soybean production as the nation's biggest crops to other, more sustainable ones.
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