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Minn.'s crop picture better than outlook for rest of U.S.


WILLMAR -- The weekly state Crop-Weather Report shows that Minnesota's corn and soybean crops are faring a good deal better than the nation's crops.

The statewide report, issued Monday by the state Department of Agriculture, shows that 82 percent of Minnesota's corn was in good or excellent shape, with the average height at 23 inches. The soybeans were rated at 86 percent fair to good and the average bean plant was 6 inches tall.

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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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