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A farmer harvests soybeans Tuesday in a field near U.S. Highway 12, about two miles east of Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

With the sun shining, area farmers making progress on harvest


WILLMAR -- After waiting on the sidelines during the rainy, dreary month of October, area farmers are finally in the fields and making significant progress on the fall crop harvest.

Area Farm Service Agency officials estimate that most of the soybean crop has now been harvested and producers are also pushing hard to get the corn and sugar beet crops out of the field.

"It's been a struggle," said Byron Hogberg, Farm Service Agency director in Renville County.

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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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