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Research Shows Summer’s Stickiness Could be Blamed on Corn

A local researcher says much of the sticky, humid weather that hovers over the state in the summer could be attributed to Minnesota's abundant corn crops.

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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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Corn Harvest Moves Ahead of Normal in Minnesota

Minnesota farmers took advantage of ideal weather last week to double their progress in harvesting corn. According to the USDA's weekly crop report, Minnesota saw 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday.

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Recent Rainfall Grows Potential For Great Crop Yield This Fall

The recent rainfall this past week has been a good thing for central Minnesota farmers. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says there is a lot of good looking crops around the state, which should help around harvest time.

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Good Weather Boosts Minnesota Small Grain Planting

Minnesota farmers have made early strides in planting small grains, thanks to good weather.

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Minnesota Farmers Make Rapid Harvest Progress

The roar of combines filled the air across much of Minnesota as farmers made rapid progress on the corn harvest.

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Farmers Able to Get Early Start on the Harvest Season [AUDIO]

Farmers across Minnesota have started getting in their fields for an early jump in the harvest season.

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Wet Summer Raises Questions About Upcoming Harvest Season [AUDIO]

Farmers around Central Minnesota will soon be in the fields for the harvest season. But the heavy rains throughout the summer and recent weeks have local farmers hoping for the best.

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Farmers May See Big Yield But Prices Won’t Follow [AUDIO]

A recent report from the U.S Department of Agriculture shows farmers will have a record harvest this fall but they may not profit.

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Photo: Paul Seipel
Photo: Paul Seipel
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High-Speed Planter Helps Farmers With Short Planting Window [AUDIO & PHOTOS]

The heavy rainfall last month has limit the time farmers can get in the fields to plant crops. With the planting window closing, John Deere has developed a new high-speed planter to help speed up the process.

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Drought conditions continue in Minnesota
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Area Farmers Facing Drought-Like Conditions [AUDIO]

Despite a record-setting year for corn, Minnesota farmers are preparing for drought-like conditions.

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