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Corn is shown Friday in a field near Priam. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Minn. corn reported in better condition than in other states


WILLMAR -- Minnesota's corn crop may be in better condition than the rest of the nation's leading corn growing states, but after a week of hot weather, the Gopher State's grain needs rain.

The plentiful rainfall in May and June built up the subsoil moisture profile and that has carried the crop so far into the growing season. Now, as the corn plants enter the critical pollination stage, rain is needed to ensure a good crop to harvest in the fall, the experts say.

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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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