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Monroe County farmer worries a drought is instore

by Ben Nuelle

Off and on rains the last few weeks have made it hard for some northwest Iowa farmers get into the fields.

A Monroe County farmer in southeast Iowa says even with recent rains a drought is always something on his mind.

Bob Scott grows corn and soybeans near Albia, Iowa.

“[I farm] around 700 acres of row crop and we have livestock, alfalfa hay and CRP.”

Scott says his corn is in the ground.

“Corn’s done. Beans are probably 60 to 70 percent finished.”

He says he hopes there isn’t a drought this growing season, at least not where he lives.

“Drought is always on everyone’s mind. Especially when we get rains and when we do not get rains. Lately it seems like we’re getting some but not a lot which causes you to worry a little bit but I think things so far have turned out pretty well.”

Scott also shared his thoughts about low commodity prices saying “sometimes you have to take what you get.”