Corn planting lags in cold, wet spring

Farmers have planted only 5 percent of this year’s corn crop nationwide, one-third of their usual rate headed into the final week of April, says the weekly Crop Progress report. Plantings are too small to register in eight of the 18 major corn states, including Iowa, the No. 1 corn producer. Ordinarily, Iowa farmers would… » Read More

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