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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:58 PM CDT

GIRARD, Ill. (DTN) -- "I spy with my little eye something that is... GREEN." Years of car games with my children came back to me as I rolled across central Illinois this weekend and row upon row of corn emerged before my eyes.

Everyone I know has been talking about the long winter and the subsequent late spring planting. However, the locals call this part of the world "racehorse flats." Cash rents are aggressive and so are the farmers. Most of the corn crop got planted here over the past one to two weeks into nearly perfect soil conditions.

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