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Minnesota crop farmers are tightening budgets as they face another rough year


As Minnesota farmers climb into their tractors during the next few weeks to sow more than 15 million acres of corn and soybeans, they’re all too aware that they could lose money this year.

Both crop and livestock farms struggled financially in 2015, and only near-perfect weather and bountiful corn and soybean harvests kept things from being worse. They are hoping for the same this year but also taking financial steps now, before the seeds are planted, to brace for any deficits.


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