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Farmers surprised with soybean crop

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TAYLOR, Mo. (WGEM) -

Farmers in the Tri-States are already getting started on harvesting their soybeans.  Because of the rain over the last couple weeks, farmers said their crop looks a lot better than what they originally thought.

This is one of a few soybean fields that have already been harvested.  Farmers said despite the record braking drought, they expect an average year for soybean yields.

While some farmers are still waiting to harvest their soybean crops, farmers like Stacey Hoerr can't afford to wait because each day, they lose more soybeans.

"We're trying to get ahead of the shattering problem if we can. The drought stress has caused the plant to premature shatter and beans are falling on the ground so we're trying to get ahead of that if we can," said farmer Stacey Hoerr.

Other farmers said they're going to wait another week to ten days before they cut down their soybeans.

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