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A 130,000 bushel pile of corn awaits bagging at CHS Prairie Lakes Coop in Lowry on Wednesday afternoon. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

Corn kings and bean barons reap bountiful harvest

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An abundance of bushels and miles of piles are straddling the Minnesota landscape early this year. The drought this summer has got farmers wrapping up soybean and corn crop harvests weeks ahead of schedule.


The grain elevator at CHS Prairie Lakes Coop in Lowry has one bunker with half a million bushels of corn ready to go, more than 80,000 bushels of soybeans and another 130,000 bushels of corn in towering piles.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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