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Jerry Breid unloads a hopper full of soybeans into a wagon as his wife, Marlys, looks on. The Breids were harvesting a 140-acre field just west of Wadena on State Highway 29. (Brian Hansel / DL Newspapers)

Mother Nature making harvest difficult for some growers

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By Brian Hansel / DL Newspapers

Mother Nature has been playing a rather nasty cat-and-mouse game with farmers this year.

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Scott Dau of Leaf River Ag Service in Wadena has following nature’s capricious effects on potatoes, soybeans and corn since last spring when spring arrived in May. Now, six months later, Dau is seeing a very different harvest than he saw a year ago – when an early spring and abundant rain early gave way to dry conditions and rapid harvest.

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