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Weighing options on flooded Man. fields

The Keystone Agricultural Producers took reporters to see some of the flooded fields north of Souris July 10.

Souris-area farmer Walter Finlay estimates flooding will cut his gross income this year by $500,000. Out of 2,900 acres Finlay only seeded 850 this spring because of excessive moisture. He expects only 300 of those acres to produce a normal crop.

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Allan Dawson

Allan Dawson is a reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator based near Miami, Man. Covering agriculture since 1980, Dawson has spent most of his career with the Co-operator except for several years with Farmers’ Independent Weekly and before that a Morden-Winkler area radio station.

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