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Some Corn Growers Call it Quits
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Jun 3, 2013 09:22 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- In south-central Minnesota, farmer Mark Nowak has already buried hopes for the remaining 25% of his 2013 corn crop. With only 3 1/2 days suitable for planting this spring and a chance for rain everyday now through June 8, Nowak plans to file a prevented planting claim when his crop insurance final planting date hits May 31. Now he will devote his attention to salvaging his soybean crop and getting it planted in time for full insurance coverage June 10.

It's the first time in his 40-year career this ground won't get planted and, with a ...

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