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Minnesota Corn Harvest Now Ahead of Average

Minnesota's corn harvest is now ahead of the five-year average for the first time this season.

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Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Wet Conditions Making For Difficult Harvest [AUDIO]

Just when farmers think the weather couldn't get any worse Mother Nature strikes again. First a late spring made it difficult for farmers to start planting crops, now wet weather may delay harvest.

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Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Peter Ackerman begins to harvest his crops. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Wet Spring, Dry Summer Brings Lower Yields [VIDEO]

It's been an interesting growing season for farmers this year. The wet, and then dry, weather over the summer took its tole on farmer's crops.

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MN Corn, Soybean Harvests Outpace 2011

Minnesota's corn and soybean harvests are advancing well ahead of last year's pace as well as the five-year averages.

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Minnesota Sugarbeet Harvest Nearly Complete, Corn 79% Complete

Minnesota farmers made significant harvest progress this past week thanks to continued warm, dry weather.

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Despite Rain Break, MN Rapid Harvest Continues

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on harvesting, despite a brief rainfall interruption. The U.S. Agriculture Department's weekly crop weather report for Minnesota said Monday that last Wednesday's rain only amounted to 0.3 inches in the southwest to 0.8 inches in the north-central and northeast parts.

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Central MN Corn Harvest To Be A Mixed Bag

Some central Minnesota farmers will have an excellent corn harvest this fall while others will have one of their worst years. U-of-M Extension Educator Dan Martens says some of the topography in central Minnesota has flat farm fields with thick soils that don't drain well while others have sandy soils with more hills and slopes that allow rain to run off.

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Production Set Records

Minnesota set record highs for corn and soybean production in 2010. New figures released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wednesday say Minnesota farmers grew an estimated 1.29 billion bushels of corn, up 4 percent from last year's record.

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