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Reports show Minnesota corn in better condition than other states

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Minnesota's corn crop may be in better condition than the rest of the nation's leading corn growing states, but after a week of hot weather, the Gopher State's grain needs rain.

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The plentiful rainfall in May and June built up the subsoil moisture profile and that has carried the crop so far into the growing season. Now, as the corn plants enter the critical pollination stage, rain is needed to ensure a good crop to harvest in the fall, the experts say.

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