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Despite recent rains and muddy fields, corn harvest was proceeding Monday morning at a farm west of Spicer. Overall, crop harvest has been slowed by the conditions, especially corn. The state crop-weather report issued Monday shows that 19 percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested, compared to 95 percent at this time last year and 49 percent on a five-year average. Soybeans are 80 percent harvested, on par with the five-year average of 83 percent. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

Crop harvest slowed by conditions but yields better than expected after wet spring, summer drought

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WILLMAR — Reports from west central Minnesota farmers and agriculture professionals reflect the USDA crop-weather report issued Monday: the crop harvest has been slowed by rain, but yields are better than some farmers expected after a wet, late spring and drought conditions this summer.


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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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