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Kevin Van Trump has over 20 years of experience in the grain and livestock industry.
The trade was expecting 15% planted and the crop progress report showed 12%. This is a new record for the least amount of corn planted by May 5th. The question now is will producers go ahead and begin mudding it in risking sidewall compaction or will they continue to wait for better field conditions. With the crop getting later and later there is already starting to be talk of extreme heat risk during pollination and the potential damage of an early freeze to the late developing crop. Below are some specifics form the previous USDA corn planting progress reports.
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