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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:26 PM CST


Corn Grower Skeptics


There's a reason western Corn Belt farmers aren't pre-selling their 2013 crops too soon this year: They can smell another drought in the making. Sure they know some marketing consultants are predicting sub-$4 corn by harvest, but growers west of the Mississippi I visited with at meetings so far this winter see little chance of trend line yields in the heart of corn country, even if corn planting hits 100 million acres.

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