No rain is farmers’ pain

Star Tribune: A once-promising forecast is turning ugly for U.S. farmers, although Minnesota's crop is in better shape than most. The corn is tall and still a lustrous green through much of Minnesota. But it's not going to stay that way for long without a good soaking rain -- pronto. Already, Minnesota corn farmers are seeing wilting leaves and other signs of heat stress, though nothing like the drought that has stunted crops through much of the Corn Belt. "Most states would trade places with us in a......

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