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Farmers dealing with challenges

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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A combine and a grain truck stand at the ready Monday as wheat harvest gets under way in Southeast Missouri. Flooding then extreme heat have played havoc with crops in the Bootheel. The wheat yield is expected to be a little lower this year, officials report.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Mother Nature has delayed planting in area

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Despite flooding and extreme early summer heat, Southeast Missouri farmers are plowing through Mother Nature's most trying challenges.

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