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FNS File Photo Heavy spring rains hurt planting and crop growth in northeast North Dakota. Pictured is a late-planted potato field is near Crystal.

Northeast ND farmers playing catch-up

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GRAND FORKS -- Jon Woods saw a field of potatoes being planted on July 2, many weeks later than normal.

"That's the kind of year it's been. There was so much rain -- and I mean heavy rains -- that planting was really a challenge," said Woods, sales agronomist with CHS Ag Services in St. Thomas in the northeast part of the state.


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