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Douglas Pratt, 79, harvests part of his soy crop. Pratt farms soy, corn and wheat. Though the drought and extreme heat of earlier summer hurt some of his properties south of Perrysburg, the acres he farms himself in the area are doing well. The Pratt's live in the farm house in which he was born on land obtained by his great-great grandfather, William Pratt, in a land pact in 1815. On copies of the original documents, president John Quincy Adams' signature can be seen.

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"We're so fortunate here, to have the crops we got," Douglas Pratt, 79, said.

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Pratt and his wife own about 400 acres of land. He farms soy, corn and wheat.

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"When it's over, it's over," Douglas Pratt, 79, said.

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Soy beans move from the combine operated by Douglas Pratt, 79, to a waiting truck.

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Pratt estimated the field of corn adjacent to one of his soy fields would be ready for harvest in a week or two.

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Douglas Pratt, 79, harvests part of his soy crop with his combine.

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Douglas Pratt harvests part of his crop.

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Douglas Pratt, 79, ran his combine to harvest soy.

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Pratt climbs into his tractor.

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The Pratt's live in the farm house in which he was born on land obtained by his great-great grandfather, William Pratt, in a land pact in 1815.

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The Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator mill worker Jacob Leady monitors the unloading of corn at the Bowling Green, Ohio grainery.

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Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Soy beans are dumped from a truck into an underground bin at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Portage, Ohio farmer Rod Canterbury unloads soy beans at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Farmers line up to dump soy beans, corn and wheat at the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Portage, Ohio farmer Jim Canterbury harvests soy beans that will be taken to the Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Mid-Wood Inc. grain elevator branch manager Kurt Dickey takes measures the moisture in a load of delivered soy beans to the Bowling Green, Ohio grainery.

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