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These wheat plants near Mahnomen, Minn., received unnecessary precipitation in the middle of June. But the field is off to a good start nonetheless. All images taken June 16 by John Brose, special to Agweek. The crop images are all taken near Mahnomen, Minn. The mugs were taken at the location noted in the cutline.

Northwest Minn. farmers receive unwanted mid-June precipitation

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The last thing farmers in Minnesota’s Becker and Mahnomen counties wanted was more rain.

They got it anyway.


An Agweek trip through the two counties on June 16 found that rains of 3 to 4 inches, which fell over the two previous days on already soggy fields, had ended planting in the area, agriculturalists say.

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