Harvest is turning out better than expected for a North Central Missouri farmer where Missouri River levees held through the summer. Rob Korff, says he’s been getting “respectable yields”, all things considered.
Korff says his heart goes out to his neighboring farmers north and south of him where levees did not hold during the flooding.
Most of Korff’s corn harvest is done and he says they’ve had a good week harvesting beans. If it stays dry, he says they could be done with soybean harvest in two weeks.
Although the levees in his area held, Korff says there is some concern about next year. He says he’s firmly behind efforts to force the Corps of Engineers to make flood control the top priority for the Missouri River.
Julie Harker of Brownfield contributed to this report.