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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Aug 12, 2013 05:20 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- When USDA's experts lowered 2013 corn yield estimates today, they likely did not consider the corn I saw being planted in central Illinois last Friday. The world may be getting warmer, but corn planting in August is still not normal in this part of the world. The number of cars that slowed with people to gawk during the planting process is proof.

What was really happening is that Monsanto planted a plot of corn just north of the Farm Progress Show site as a precision planting demo. The plot took on too much water during early ...

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