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Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
38 minutes ago

"The zeroes will drive down the national average a lot faster than the 200s will bring it up." This refers, of course, to the fact that entire fields and many pockets of fields in the central and southern Corn Belt were never planted or have been drowned out by excessive rain during this El Nino year.

It's a saying I've heard repeated (and probably said myself a time or two) on radio shows and in Twitter conversations, especially as USDA's August crop predictions loom next week. As you drive around the Corn Belt this summer, you see not only sad ...

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