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Red River Valley farmers with corn still in the field aren't getting a lot of cooperation from Mother Nature this fall. It's likely too late for this ear of corn, which was found Tuesday morning in a field south of Sabin, Minn. (Ann Arbor Miller/The Forum)

Muddy mess for Red River Valley farmers

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FARGO - The area's wet fall has led to major harvest delays, particularly for sugar beet farmers in the southern Red River Valley.

Wahpeton, N.D.-based Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative is considering leaving up to 21,000 acres of beets in the ground, company spokeswoman Susan Johnson said Tuesday.


Heavy rains in the southern Red River Valley have made a muddy mess of beet fields, she said.

Minn-Dak had hoped to harvest about 108,000 acres.

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