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Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Wed May 1, 2013 11:51 AM CDT

If USDA’s “Prospective Plantings” report from March is to be believed, total corn and soybean acres are expected to stay nearly unchanged from 2012, while all wheat increases by about 750,000 acres. Putting aside the fuzzy logic behind these numbers, one has to wonder what happens if Mother Nature decides to not play nice again in 2013.

Let’s throw the last four years out and say weather is going to be ideal this growing season, and the continued drought over the western Corn Belt is but a figment of our imagination. In actuality, we have an abundance of subsoil moisture ...

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