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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

It's the way of farm life. Last year and in 2006, there were abundant prayers for rain and a break in hot weather.


This year, those prayers keep getting answered -- again and again.

Progress in corn and bean crops has been set back by the cool, wet weather, and hay cutting also is lagging as producers wait for some sun and heat.

"Keep the order in for 80 degrees," said Paul Groneberg, of Centrol, in Morris.

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