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Drought-impacted soybeans are seen Monday in a field on the Tom Albaugh farm near Ankeny, Iowa (AP photo)

Early planting, hot weather speed up harvest

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John Bollingberg remembers a few other years when the area's wheat crop was harvested this early. But there's an important difference with this early harvest.


"Those other years, we didn't have crops of any quality," says Bollingberg, a retired 78-year-old Bremen, N.D., farmer. "But this year, we got the wheat in early and it turned out to be a crop we were happy with."

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