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Iowa sweet corn hitting tables early this year

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Sweet corn grown in Iowa will hit some dinner and picnic tables soon.

Some farmers took advantage of the unusually warm weather in March by planting some early fields.  State horticulturist Mike Bevins says most farmers are happy to have sweet corn ready to sell by the Fourth of July.

But Mike Penick, of rural Carlisle, says he planted on St. Patrick's Day and will have corn ready to sell Friday at his stand near Des Moines. 

And Gary Knight says he took a chance and planted two acres in March that didn't freeze off later.

 

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