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Still some optimism but muddy harvest expected

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WILLMAR -- Rainfall amounts from 3 to 5 inches across the region have stolen farmers' optimism for an early fall harvest -- now they are readying for "a later harvest that's going to be a real grind."

Doug Albin, who farms in the Clarkfield area, reported a bit over 4 inches of rain during the past several days and said Friday that the optimism for an early, and easier, harvest is gone.

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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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