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U.S., Minnesota crop condition declines due to drought

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Up here, in lakes country, it’s difficult to comprehend the drought that our farming neighbors are experiencing in the state. Heavy rains in June have filled area lakes to capacity. However, farmers are facing a much different picture in most of the nation’s grain belt.

“As of July 15, the U.S. corn crop was rated 31 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair, and 38 percent poor to very poor,” according to the Minnesota Farm Guide.

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