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Last year, drought wilted Missouri farmland; this year, heavy rain is ruining fields

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Missouri farmers have faced both ends of the weather spectrum in the last two years.

Heavy drought wreaked havoc in 2018, and this year the farmland is saturated. As a result, the rate of crop plantings is behind the five-year average, officials say.

In some cases, fields needed replanted after heavy rains swamped seeded lands.

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