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Minnesota projected to harvest record corn crop

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Despite the drought that parched the rest of the country, 2012 is shaping up as a pleasant surprise for many Minnesota farmers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects Minnesota farmers will harvest 1.39 million bushels of corn, up 15 percent from last year. If that estimate holds true, it would beat the state record of 1.29 billion bushels set in 2010.

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