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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Sep 4, 2013 09:37 AM CDT

Picture one very long swath of planted corn that is one combine-header wide and which stretches all the way from Texas to Minnesota, roughly along the 95th meridian (or I-35) most of the way). It is completely uninterrupted by fence lines, roads, or ditches, so it may be harvested in one straight continuous path. In any normal year, we could start harvesting these 1,200 miles of corn rows from the southern edge in late August. But to make sure we don't get to the northern parts of the path too soon, we'd have to drive the combine no faster than ...

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