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These young wheat plants will be harvested in August. They’ll need to receive adequate moisture and to avoid excessive heat to develop properly. (Forum News Service photo)

Farmers around region fight to finish their planting under tough conditions

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For the second straight year, many Upper Midwest farmers are battling uncooperative weather to plant their crops.

And for the second straight year, some farmers are running out of time.

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“It’s been a little cold and wet. And the rain keeps coming,” says Rutendo Nyamusamba, an agronomy-crop field specialist based in Rapid City, with South Dakota State University Extension.

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