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CROP REPORT: Planting Falls Further Behind

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A fickle Mother Nature made for a rocky start to the planting season. The latest report shows farmers are nearing the end of planting work, but aren’t as far as they usually are.

Despite the rain last week an addition 3-percent of the corn and 4-percent of the soybeans were put in the ground.

Statewide about 88-percent of the corn crop is planted, although typically at this time in the season 99-percent of the corn is in the ground.

Soybean planting is also way behind with only 44-percent of the crop planted.

East central Iowa is the only area of the state that had an entire day suitable for planting last week. 

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