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Harvest is underway for many crops in Hubbard County. (File photo)

Dry August a struggle for crop farmers

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The fall harvest is beginning in Hubbard County and it’s been a good year for potatoes, according to Mike Stevens, Farm Service Agency executive director.


“It will take a good two, three weeks to lift them all,” he said.

Other crops didn’t fair as well due to dry conditions in August.

The summer started out looking good until about the end of July, Stevens said.

“We had 5/10 of an inch Aug. 1 then it was dry,” he said. The next measurable rain was Aug. 25.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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