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FILE - In this April 15, 2014 file photo, central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Garry Niemeyer inspects the soil temperature and the sprouting of corn seeds he planted earlier as a test in Auburn, Ill. Many central Illinois farmer still hadn't begun the annual ritual on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds. It's a scenario playing out across much of the nation's corn belt, where efforts by farmers to get their crops in the ground still are sputtering _ similar to last year, when one of the wettest springs on record got farmers in many states off to the slowest start in decades. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

FILE - In this April 15, 2014 file photo, central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Garry Niemeyer inspects the soil temperature and the sprouting of corn seeds he planted earlier as a test in Auburn, Ill. Many central Illinois farmer still hadn't begun the annual ritual on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds. It's a scenario playing out across much of the nation's corn belt, where efforts by farmers to get their crops in the ground still are sputtering _ similar to last year, when one of the wettest springs on record got farmers in many states off to the slowest start in decades. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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