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Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:51 AM CDT

We have all heard and believed that August rains can make a soybean crop. That's true in a good year, an average year and even, a below-average year, but what about this year?

I know we still have hope that late-season rains will bump soybean yields. While we watched corn turn brown and wither away, soybeans stayed green and growing -- although admittedly it was slow growth. I think of corn as a fine-tuned racehorse that needs regular drinks of water while racing towards the end of the season. Soybeans act more like a camel that paces its progress and ...

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