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SIKESTON -- An early corn harvest is well under way in some portions of Southeast Missouri, and other crops in the region continue to run ahead of schedule as well.
Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Region and Mississippi County office, said earlier planting in the spring combined with hotter summer days made plants mature quicker.
As a result, some Southeast Missouri growers began harvesting their corn crop as early as two weeks ago.
"The corn harvest is rolling at a record pace," Ohmes said.
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