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Cooler temps have hurt crops; rain has helped some, hurt others


Recent cooler temperatures and increased moisture have benefited a few local farmers, but presents a delay that could be costly for others.

According to Farm Service Agent Bob Nagel, the increased rainfall has delayed some farmers from planting dry-land corn, though most irrigated corn is already in the ground.

“With a crop insurance final plant date of May 25, they will be hard-pressed to plant by then,” Nagel said last week. “Most corn producers would have their crop in by now. They will have to plant their corn late.”

Additionally, much of the corn that was planted already may be...

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