NEWS
Too Much Rain
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Tue Jun 24, 2014 04:53 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- "Pockets" is the word of the week.

Pockets of drowned-out corn. Pockets of hail damage. Pockets of insect pressure. Pockets of wind damage.

Still, all those pockets don't add up to a crop that is damaged enough yet for the market to take note. Yet. That's a hard pill to swallow when you live and farm in one of the pockets.

Some DTN readers emailed us reports about what's going on in their pockets.

TOO WET; HAIL

Mark Nowak, Wells, Minn., south-central Minnesota

Nowak Farms has measured 8.25 inches of rain since ... the excess wet spell ...

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