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Farmers make big advance planting soybeans

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ST. PAUL (AP) -- Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.

According to the USDA's weekly crop-weather report Monday, soybean planting in Minnesota has jumped to 81 percent complete. That com-pares with 30 percent last year and a five-year average of 56 percent.

Canola and potato planting are nearly complete. Six days were rated suitable for field-work statewide for the week ending Sunday.

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