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Photo by Brian Hansel Thronson Farms ran a 90-foot John Deere air planter Monday night on a field south of Fergus Falls. The 2012 spring planting season is wrapping up in Minnesota.

Spring planting almost done in Minnesota; U.S. farmers have put in record corn crop

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The 2012 spring planting season is wrapping up in west-central Minnesota, and a record corn crop is in the ground nationwide, according to Leaf River Ag Manager Scott Dau.

As of May 17, Dau said about 90 percent of all planting is done in the Wadena area. Wheat and corn is sprouting, and farmers are putting in soybeans.

"We're off to a very good start," Dau said.

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