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Is 'The Unofficial Start of Prevented Plant Season' Here?

Though the marketplace typically abides by the "rain makes grain" mantra, the moisture that's hit parts of the Plains and Corn Belt has limited planting and crop development progress, so much so now some farmers are weighing replant decisions and even leav


Growing Degree Days Keeping Up Despite Cool, Damp Weather -- USDA

Though Monday's USDA Crop Progress report showed another big week of planting progress, it certainly wasn't a dry week, with anywhere from .5 inch to 2 inches of rain falling through the Corn Belt and heavier amounts up to 4 inches in the Dakotas and northern Corn Belt, according to Tuesday's USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.