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Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed May 15, 2013 08:49 AM CDT

I ripped off the title of this column from an amusing and timeless little 1954 book written by Darrell Huff, which I highly recommend to anyone who has ever heard an "expert" spout off some numerical "fact" that sounded a little fishy. I thought it would be a particularly relevant topic today of all days -- May 15. This is of course the magical cutoff date by which farmers must have their corn planted or else it will instantly die and wither in the fields. Or so it may have sounded during the past month of cold, wet, late planting ...

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