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(Neb.)-Wet Fields Mostly Welcome Sights In Corn Belt

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 04/23/2013 10:01 AM
     LINCOLN, Neb. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - Corn planting in Nebraska, Iowa and some other states is way, way behind last year, and that's just fine with a lot of farmers.
 
     Other than the flooding it's been causing in some spots, the rainstorms have been welcome, wet events in the drought-ridden corn belt.
 
     Last spring the skies weren't so generous, but they allowed the planting of about 30 percent of the Nebraska crop by the end of April.
 
     A
lmost no Nebraska planting has been done so far this year and little - if any - is expected by Monday.
 
     Commodities broker Doug Simon, of Ag Risk Consulting in Lincoln, says that what's most important is what happens in the growing months of June, July and August.


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