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.