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Andy Gartner cultivates his corn crop Monday, pleased at the recent rains and sun. Corn prices jumped 40 cents a bushel on Monday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Corn more than knee high by 4th

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Everything's looking green to Andy Gartner these days.

The second year farmer is thrilled about how his crops look.

The corn's already knee high, well before the Fourth.


"The wheat looks amazing," he said. "It's really looking nice."

Monday he was using a rented John Deere to cultivate his corn crop, compliments of a neighbor.

"I can't get my tractor down the 30-inch rows," he said.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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