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Indiana Farmers Behind On Planting Corn Crop

About 30 percent of Indiana corn crop was planted as of Monday, an agriculture report indicates.

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Photo: Bill Shaw/WTIU News

A few corn stalks start to grow on a Jackson County farm, but rains have kept farmers from planting most of their crop.

The weather is finally catching up with the calendar, but farmers are still behind.

According to a Crop Progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30 percent of Indiana corn had been planted as of Monday, which is 62 percent less than what was planted at this time last year.

Still, Indiana is above the national average, where 28 percent of corn is planted nationwide. As recently as a week ago, less than 10 percent of the state’s crop was in the ground.

At the current rate, the full crop could be planted by mid-June as long as the weather cooperates.

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