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When A Plus B Does Not Equal C
Todd Hultman DTN Grains Analyst
Fri Jul 5, 2013 01:46 PM CDT

When I first saw the headline last Friday, "USDA 2013 U.S. Corn Planted at 97.4 Million Acres," I felt an immediate twang of disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I knew that Friday's reports were capable of surprise and tried to warn readers about it frequently. However, I could not help but think of producers in Iowa and surrounding states looking at large areas of wet, unplanted fields and wondered what they must be thinking. That report from USDA was one more surprise in a long history of surprises. For those who may still be a little stunned, I would like ...

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