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Water covers part of a soybean field northwest of Worthington Monday afternoon. Heavy rains might cause replanting and a 5 to 10 percent decrease in yields. (Veasey Conway/Daily Globe)

Rain makes corn, but corn needs sun

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WORTHINGTON -- With rainfall totals ranging anywhere from less than 2 inches to more than 6 inches over the weekend across southwest Minnesota, many area farm fields have taken on the look of lakefront property. Now, farmers aren't just wondering how they will get into the fields to do their spring spraying, they're wondering what to do about the crops that have washed away.

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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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