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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
35 minutes ago

Statistics can be a strange, fickle, and misleading guide. Back in April, I did a large study of individual counties' corn yields to find which ones tended to be most closely related to overall U.S. corn yields. It turned out Lyon County in northwest Iowa, with its corn yields from 1955 to 2014 showing a +0.963 correlation to U.S. corn yields, and its neighbor Minnehaha County in southeast South Dakota (+0.956 correlation) were the winners, and I wrote in a Kub's Den column:

"Their good years tend to coincide (1994, 2004) with good years for U.S. corn yields, and their ...

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