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A farm along Kandiyohi County Road 26 is separated from the road by a field of corn. Farmers say corn and soy crops in the area need more heat and a late frost to assure maximum yield. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Farmers: Crop still has potential


WILLMAR -- The corn and soybean crops still have potential to make good yields this fall, all that's needed is warm fall days and a later first frost.

Considering the conditions this year's crop has endured -- dry conditions in June and July, lots of moisture in August and cool temperatures over the entire summer -- there is still lots of potential for a good crop, said Larry Konsterlie, who raises corn and soybeans near Willmar.

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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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