NEWS
Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon May 20, 2013 06:33 AM CDT

Indications are we will see record or near record planting of corn reported Monday afternoon. The record was 43% planted in 1992. The market is expecting more like 37% progress getting to 65%, however we have come a long ways in efficiencies since 1992 and a lot more drain tile laid in the past 20 years. High-priced corn gives one an incentive to work harder and longer. Once a window of opportunity opened up, field preparation and fertilizer equipment were ready to roll, as well as much larger equipment than 20 years ago. Odds have increased that we could match ...

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