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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden John Capp, a farmer from Lankin, unloads wheat at the Fordville Co-op Elevator on Tuesday. Capp and other farmers are hauling in last year’s wheat to make room for the new crop.

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FORDVILLE — Crews at Fordville Cooperative Marketing Association’s elevator loaded a 100-car unit train Sunday.

For the next three days, a constant convoy of farm trucks large and small rolled through town, most of them delivering spring wheat from last year’s harvest that has been stored on farms.

John Capp, who farms south of Lankin, waited early Tuesday afternoon in his 1973 International truck for his turn at the elevator.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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