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Irrigation systems in Stevens County have been getting a workout this summer as producers cope with rainfall shortages

Area crop producers 'living on the edge'

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

This is a critical time for area crops as the harvest looms.

Rainfall has been spotty all summer, and cooler temperatures have set maturity rates back about a week or so. And aphids in soybean crops are expected to peak in a week or two.


But, as always, it could be worse.

"As dry as it's been," said Paul Groneberg, of CENTROL, as he walked beans Monday checking aphids, "things are looking amazingly well."

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