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A boat is next to a field Tuesday between Glyndon and Hawley where the crop is mostly under water. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Wet weather slows Minn. crops: North Dakota measuring on track

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FARGO, N.D. — While a late start and above-average rainfall have slowed crops, some farmers in the region weren’t too far from “knee high by the Fourth of July.”

“I think generally that anything that got planted in a timely manner, especially speaking of small grains, looks actually better than we deserve,” said Joel Ransom, North Dakota State University Extension agronomist in Fargo. “I’d say corn is starting to pick up and is not as far behind as we may have thought.”

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