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By ELISA SAND
Aberdeen American News 

A year after dealing with drought, farmers battle wet fields

 


ABERBEEN, S.D. (AP) — While some have told Lannie Mielke that it's better to deal with too much water than not enough, he disagrees.

Mielke lives south of Aberdeen between Brentford and Mellette. That farmland is near the James River. It's handling the water well enough. His livestock operation near Conde, however, is another story.

"That's the land that's really wet," he said, adding that there's no way to compare the conditions at the two sites.

The Conde farm got 7 inches alone in the past week or so, he said, and half of it came from a day's storm.

"Not many areas can handle that," he...



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