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Wet spring brings troubling start to corn planting

Published 05/07/2013, AP Business Writer

A troubling scenario is playing out across America's breadbasket, where the U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 12 percent of the nation's cornfields have been planted. That's about a quarter of what would was planted by this date over the previous five years, and it marks the slowest start in decades in some states.

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