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Allan Loge, left, operates a combine Tuesday as Mike Schlie drives a grain cart tractor while they work in a field near County Road 127, east of the Willmar city limits. Area yields are ranging from 175 to more than 200 bushels per acre of corn. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

For area farmers, this year's harvest is nearly in the bin; weather has made a world of difference over last year

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Wow. What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, area farmers were struggling with wet weather, immature and wet crops and a long, harsh harvest season. This year, the combines are gobbling up the corn and soybean fields at a dramatic clip under sunny skies. This year's crops are dry and of higher quality than last year. And, the prices are good, too.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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