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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Wed Mar 27, 2013 06:34 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Forget an early start to planting in the eastern Midwest. If a turn to January-type temperatures throughout March didn't get the message across, a snowstorm that dumped almost a foot in a swath across central Illinois and central Indiana the weekend of March 23-24 did the trick.

"Early spring is long gone," said consulting agronomist Michael Cordonnier from Hinsdale, Ill. "Also, right now I give a 50-50 chance for normal planting."

Eastern Corn Belt (east of the Mississippi River) conditions are notably different than a year ago. Call it a polar opposite if you wish. That's appropriate ...

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