Will 2013 Be The Slowest Corn-Planting Year Ever?

Steiner, Len; Meyer, Steve
May 2013
Beef Expert Blog;5/29/2013, p2
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The article reports on the possibility that soybean and corn planting will be the slowest in 2013 based on the Crop Progress report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report shows that this year's soybean and corn planting are roughly the same as the level of 1993. The planting season for both crops started late due to heavy rainfall. Corn and soybean acres for this year total only 86% and 44% compared with the five-year averages of 90% and 61% from 2008 to 2012, respectively.


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