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Tiny corn plants grow in a Willmar field. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Most of area corn crop planted


WILLMAR -- An estimated 80 to 90 percent of the area corn crop has been planted, with some farmers already finished planting while other farmers struggle against continued rain and wet soils to get the seed into the ground.

In Kandiyohi County, Farm Service Agency executive director Wes Nelson estimates that 85 to 90 percent of the crop is in.

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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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