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Perturbed by shoddy tackling in both of the first two games — by head coach Matt LaFleur’s count, the Packers have missed a whopping 43 tackles the past two weeks — the coaches took a back-to-basics approach in practice throughout the week, emphasizing the importance of taking good angles to the ballcarrier, coming to balance on approach and wrapping up the offensive player upon arrival. While LaFleur did not institute any full-fledged tackling during 11-on-11 periods, there were times when the defense’s physicality appeared to take offensive players by surprise.

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We really didn’t do a lot last week. Had some board meetings and went to the State Fair. Crop-wise things progressed and things look good. We got about an inch of rain Saturday night and moderate temperatures today with a possibility of a shot of rain tonight. We couldn’t really ask for a better August so far.

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A few spotty showers managed to find their way to our area, but the soaking rains that we have needed continue to squeak around us. While the temps haven't been miserably warm, we struggle for moisture on every farm. To top it off, the USDA report seemed to be a sucker punch. As dry and frustrating as this growing season has been, I do think we will learn a lot this harvest regarding what works and what doesn’t work. While we originally thought that we would have a late start to harvest, it’s not as far away, which means harvest equipment maintenance is on our agenda this week.