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Summer here after a very wet spring

Ninth rainiest May slowed area farmers

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It’s probably no surprise to the residents of Middleburgh, who watched their Main Street become a river a week ago, but this spring was wetter that usual. Now farmers across the region are hoping Friday’s summer solstice will mark the end of heavy spring rains as well as the official beginning of summer. “We need consecutive days of dry weather,” said state Farm Bureau spokesman Steve Ammerman, “just so the ground gets hard enough to ...

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