NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Feb 19, 2013 06:48 AM CST

SPENCER, Iowa (DTN) -- I've had the chance to speak at quite a few meetings in both the Western and Eastern Corn Belt since harvest concluded last fall. And, the main issue by far on these occasions that I discuss and hear questions about is whether the big drought we went through in 2012 is going to put on a repeat performance in 2013. There's good reason for that concern. Heat and dryness were the worst since the 1950s. Corn yields sank like a relative stone. Prices soared. End users and export customers all felt the pinch.

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