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Matt Zimmerman and Calvin Grant show that corn in the Morris area was well taller than the recommended "knee high by the fourth of July" marker. However, dry conditions remain a concern for area farmers.

Corn could be "tremendous" if needed rain arrives soon

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MORRIS - Minnesota corn was in excellent shape, but two weeks of dry weather during a critical stage of the crop's development is threatening a potentially tremendous crop.


"The corn looks as good as it's looked in a long time," said George Nelson, a crop scientist with the West Central Research and Outreach Center.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.