Soybeans

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Agriculture experts say Arkansas soybean farmers have lost at least $77 million this year after heavy rainfall interrupted harvest season and damaged the quality of the crop.

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Repeated rainfall has Arkansas soybean growers behind schedule in harvesting their crop. Farmers are behind the past five year average of having 60 percent of their crop gathered by this time of year. Currently the soybean harvest is at 44 percent among Arkansas growers according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. Jeremy Ross, a soybean expert with the university, says farmers are roughly 26 percent behind this year compared to the previous year.