NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Jun 18, 2013 02:00 PM CDT

Slow going is still the primary feature of the 2013 row crop season. As noted by a number of observers, we are now in the last half of the month of June, and yet more than 7 million acres of corn have still not emerged. That's first-time planting; the number does not include corn that may have to be re-planted. And the northern half of the Corn Belt is in the slowest category by far. Iowa's emergence rate is still less than 90 percent at 89 percent. Minnesota, just 86 percent. North Dakota, 81 percent. And Wisconsin, 75 percent.

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