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Many area fields have sitting water after recent rain and snow.

Fall harvest delayed by rain

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Rain and snow are delaying some farmers from getting their crops out of the fields.

“The big deal is the soybeans in Hubbard County,” said Mike Stevens, Hubbard/Wadena County Farm Service Agency executive director. “Beans don’t like to sit in the water. They can get moldy.”

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Another downside to a delay in harvest is that crop prices drop later in the season, he said. 

In many cases, corn can be left in the field over winter and taken out in the spring.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
(218) 732-3364
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