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Corn Growers Make Up for Lost Time

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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 6:32 pm

Corn growers across the Midwest have made up for lost time in a big way from a slow start to planting season after a waterlogged spring, the AP reported.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 71 percent of the corn crop in key grain states is sowed. That’s up from just 28 percent a week ago,though the pace remains behind the average of the previous five years of 79 percent.

Three-quarters of Illinois’ corn crop is sown, as is 70 percent of the crop in neighboring Missouri.

At this time last year, nearly all the corn crop had been planted.

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