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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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Minnesota Corn Harvest is Nearly Complete

Minnesota farmers have nearly finished their corn harvest despite cold temperatures and snow over the past week.

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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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Farm Management Program Helps Farmers Grow Their Business. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Farm Management Program Helps Farmers Grow Their Business. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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SCTCC Farm Program Helps Farmers Grow Their Business [VIDEO]

The St. Cloud Technical and Community College has been offering those in the farm industry a chance to grow their business, with their Farm Business Management Program.

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fishhawk, Flickr
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Final Numbers Show Smaller Corn, Soybean crops

Final estimates confirm Minnesota farmers produced less corn and soybeans in 2011 than 2010.

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Phil Roeder, Flickr
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Minnesota Crop Estimates Show Declines from 2010

The latest production and yield estimates for Minnesota's major crops are showing declines from last year's record harvests.

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Frost Adds to Farmers’ Woes

The overnight freeze is yet another blow to farmers who are trying to salvage their crops this year. We told you recently about the wet conditions hampering crop growth in some areas. Now, the early freeze may actually kill off some of those immature plants.

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Water And Wind Erosion Seriously Affecting Area Farmland [AUDIO]

Our unusual weather is taking it's toll on area crops in more ways than you might think. Dan Martens, the University University of Minnesota Extension Educator in Stearns, Benton and Morrison Counties says water erosion is wreaking havoc on side hills and even flat cropland.

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This Could Be Critical Week For Minnesota Farmers

This could be a critical week for Minnesota farmers, who are running late with spring planting due to soggy fields but have a chance to catch up thanks to good weather forecast for the next few days.

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