Source: Mississippi State University



Harvest season rains in Mississippi have robbed soybean growers of strong yields and bean quality, reducing profits in an already challenging year.



"We were harvesting a beautiful crop with outstanding yields before the rains came the last two weeks of September," said Trey Koger, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. "Now that farmers are finally back in fields, we are seeing average yield losses of 5 percent to 10 percent."



In addition to the yield losses, damage estimates average between 5 percent and 20 percent.



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