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As corn surges ahead, rain is crucial

Without question, corn in the Windom area is far ahead of normal for this time of year — but there are concerns.

“We are between 250 and 300 growing degree units ahead of the 10-year average, way above the normal temperatures for the month of June,” said Anthony Elg. an agronomist at Country Pride Services Cooperative in Bingham Lake. “The problem is, rainfall has been very limited.

“Probably our number one concern now is moisture stress, especially as we enter into a very critical time frame for the crop.”

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