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2013 Crop Weather Comparisons
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri May 10, 2013 02:47 PM CDT

One of our Iowa subscribers sent a note in asking for my thoughts on the year 2013 compared to 1947. That year has been brought up in discussion, notably because the snowstorm during the first week in May was the first such occurrence in much of Iowa since 1947. So, there is that basis for reference.

However, in terms of the planting season (or lack of it) up to this point, I don’t think we need to go back 66 years to find similar circumstances to what we have this year. I think all we have to do is look ...

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