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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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Minnesota Farmers Progress on Small-Grain Harvest

Dry weather over the past week has allowed Minnesota farmers to make steady progress on the small -grain 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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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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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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Dry Weather Helps Minnesota Farmers Harvest Grains

Dry weather is helping Minnesota farmers with the small grain harvest, but it's also hurting crop conditions.

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Hidden Cove Orchards prepare for harvest time. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Hidden Cove Orchards prepare for harvest time. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Ideal Spring Brings Fruitful Apple Harvest [VIDEO]

With such a beautiful Spring, apple growers are preparing for a fruitful harvest. Last year, the late frost killed blossoms, and the drought that followed didn't help. However, this year orchards are looking to bounce back.

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Minnesota Farmers Make Harvest Progress

Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that the soybean harvest advanced to 16 percent complete as of Sunday, compared with 1 percent for the five-year average. The corn harvest advanced to 12 percent, compared with a 1 percent average.

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DNR Urges Minnesota Farmers to Take Fire Precautions

Dry conditions have Minnesota officials urging farmers to take precautions to avoid causing fires as they harvest their crops. The Department of Natural Resources points out that fires sparked by equipment in dry fields can spread rapidly and cause costly losses in crops and machinery.

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Minnesota Corn Crops A Mixed Bag

Sweltering temps and a lack of rain are leaving many states' corn crops withering away. Farms in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri are part of nine states where up to half of the corn fields are rated as poor or very poor.

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