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Tough times may be ahead for Northwest farmers

Monday, July 25, 2011

Glaser, who has several John Deere combines that are used to churn out premium Oregon grass seed, has had to wait for this year's crop due to the harsh weather that has occurred.
Glaser, who has several John Deere combines that are used to churn out premium Oregon grass seed, has had to wait for this year's crop due to the harsh weather that has occurred.

Farmers across the country have had to deal with unpredictable weather that has led to a fluctuation of prices and several adjustments to the size of the yields for various crops, according to The Associated Press.

Damp weather and heavy rains have swept through the Northwest region at an incredible rate, as farmers, who may not have to deal with droughts that have hit the middle of the country, had to adjust their strategy for the size of this year's crop, reported the news source.

"I don't recall it ever being quite this bad," Dennis Glaser, a farmer in Oregon, told The AP. "We've had wet springs, but it usually stops at some point on the way."

Glaser, who has several John Deere combines that are used to churn out premium Oregon grass seed, has had to wait for this year's crop due to the harsh weather that has occurred, the news source reported.

Grain harvesting combines are available from John Deere in various models, as the STS Series may allow for a farmer to maximize their yield due to the updated feederhouse technology, according to the company website.  

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