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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.


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.
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