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Wet fields mostly welcome sights in corn belt


Corn planting in Nebraska, Iowa and some other states is way, way behind last year, and that's just fine with a lot of farmers.

Other than the flooding it's been causing in some spots, the rainstorms have been welcome, wet events in the drought-ridden corn belt.

Last spring the skies weren't so generous, but they allowed the planting of about 30-percent of the Nebraska crop by the end of April.

Almost no Nebraska planting has been done so far this year and little - if any - is expected by Monday.

Commodities broker Doug Simon, of Ag Risk Consulting in Lincoln, says that what's most important is what happens in the growing months of June, July and August.

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