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For area farmers, soggy fields mean falling yields

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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Many south-central Minnesota farmers might not have water-soaked basements, might not be desperately building sandbag levees and may not be dealing with mudslides or washed-out roads. But it seems increasingly likely that farmers might suffer the biggest financial hit of all from the spate of record-setting wetness in the region. "What looked like a very promising crop year in early April has really turned kind of negative — at least in southern Minnesota," said Kent Thiesse, a farm management analyst from Lake Crystal. Thiesse, who provided his assessment to The...

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