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A "Spotty" Year by Any Measure
Mon Jan 7, 2013 05:21 PM CST

Soaking rains came to Wisconsin during harvest. Of course. But as Eugene Steiger combined between heavy rains with only 34 acres of corn left, he was happy to bank all that rain for 2013 and put this year behind him.

Rain was hardly abundant in 2012. Steiger accurately called it "spotty." Rain would fall along a few rows. But a hundred yards away, nothing. Steiger had seen zero bushels at the beginning of one row and 200 bushels at the far end. One county road divided a 50-bushel yield on one side from ...

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