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How Did 1984 Turn Out?
Todd Hultman DTN Grains Analyst
Wed May 1, 2013 12:44 PM CDT

Five percent of the U.S. corn crop was planted as of April 28, according to Monday's USDA Crop Progress report, the slowest start to planting since 1984. Earlier that same day, December corn closed up 35 1/2 cents after the weather forecast turned cooler and wetter for the central U.S., increasing concerns that corn will be planted late in 2013, or in some areas, may not be planted at all. It is generally assumed that corn yields fall when planted after May 15. What happened to the corn crop of 1984? Did it survive the slow start?

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