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NDSU potato researcher Neil Gudmestad discusses his findings from this year's potato plots during a stop at the annual Northern Plains Potato Growers Association's field day at the Forest River Colony Farm near Inkster. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Some Red River Valley potatoes running short of moisture

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INKSTER, N.D. — With harvest nearing, some rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers.

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“We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks.

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