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Area cornfields, like this one southwest of Worthington, are growing fast with the recent heat and rainfall.

Area fields faring mostly well

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WORTHINGTON -- The Independence Day holiday has long been used as a gauge in crop development, but the old adage of knee-high by the Fourth of July seems rather outdated.

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Actually, this year's corn crop is hip-high to waist-high in most area fields.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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