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John Hauge unloads soybeans Tuesday at the Glacial Plains Cooperative in Sunburg. The USDA projected Tuesday record-breaking corn and soybean yields in the nation. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Record year, but worries remain

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WILLMAR -- Record-breaking corn and soybean yields for 2009 were projected Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sending commodity markets down.

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However, the numbers tell only part of the story for Minnesota farmers.

"We may have a big, poor-quality corn crop, said Mark Schultz, senior vice president of Northstar Commodity. "A large crop but poor quality."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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