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Aberdeen farms wrapping up harvest early

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The dry summer and mild winter is allowing harvests in the northern part of the state to wrap up earlier than usual.

Crops that are often not harvested until Thanksgiving are finishing up weeks before Halloween.

The warm winter allowed farmers to plant weeks before their usual start date.

Some local farmers are excited about finishing ahead of schedule.

"A few years ago when it was extremely wet it was late October before we even thought about starting," Kirk Schuanaman said.  "The ground was wet, crops were wet and we were waiting on them to mature.  This has been a welcome change to get things done early this fall."

People should expect to see this locally grown produce in grocery stores sooner than usual but expect the price to stay the same

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