NEWS
Spring Weather Outlook - 1
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Mar 26, 2013 06:28 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The word "extreme" is getting a workout regarding spring 2013 vs. spring 2012. A year ago, record-high temperatures and dry soils had corn growers running planters by mid-March. There's a sharp contrast in 2013: Daytime temperatures running 20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal have made March seem like a displaced version of January.

There's no March corn planting in the Midwest this year.

Even precipitation from powerful snowstorms in late February and March has not led to a meaningful rebound from last summer's drought. For the Western Corn Belt, this spring presents a cold pattern with widely varied ...

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