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Kelly Larson stands in Larsons' Melons on the Curve, west of Forestburg, Friday morning during a time of the season that should be busy with activity. Kelly and his brother Paul planted around 40 acres of melons, pumpkins and squash this year. About 30 of those acres are still underwater due to this year's record rainfall. While there wasn't much left to harvest, the Larsons say what was left were some of the best melons they have seen in years. (Chris Huber/Republic Photo)

Reduced harvest being forecast for many melon, pumpkin producers

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FORESTBURG -- Melon producers Kelly and Paul Larson are eager to close the books on the 2010 growing season.

Heavy rainfall swamped many fields this year, drowning most of their melon and pumpkin crops.

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