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Ed Keil, who crop farms north of Perham, is one of many Minnesota farmers who saw a drop in revenues last year compared to the year before. Experts say that’s partly due to the big year most farmers had in 2012. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

A dramatic drop: Farm incomes dropped in 2013

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All around Minnesota, 2013 earned very little affection from livestock and crop farmers.

Compared to the year before, with its early spring and more cooperative weather, last growing season was a letdown. From a winter that wouldn’t end to a long summer drought, nothing seemed to go quite right.


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