NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:17 AM CST

Precipitation Jan 1 through Friday Feb 8, as tallied by colleague Joel Burgio, shows a big discrepancy between the Eastern and Western Corn Belts. We have been saying for quite some time that the Eastern Corn Belt had a better chance of post-Drought 2012 recovery, and the first few weeks of 2013 are bearing that out.

Here are the totals--first for the Western Corn Belt:

State Avg Jan 1-Feb 8 Normal Pct of Normal

Minn .75 .97 76

Iowa 1.28 1.35 88

Nebr .33 .90 36

Mo 2.81 1.88 147

SDak .44 .71 63

Area 1.11 1.18 81

And here's ...

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