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The soaring new elevators of Liberty Grain near Kimball loom behind a wilting, heat-stressed stand of corn earlier this year. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)

Area grain buyers hold onto hope

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As crops across the Corn Belt continue to wilt under the strain of drought, area buyers are still confident they'll have supply this fall. Chuck Jepson, a partner in the newly constructed Liberty Grain facility between Kimball and White Lake, said corn production will not be as good as anticipated but will still be OK.

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