Corn planting pace creeps along

Corn planting pace creeps along

Growers confident about getting corn planted in a timely manner, although wet forecasts could slow pace for the week.

CORN planting last week was on the low side of forecasts, at 19% completed, but random conversations with farmers and grain dealers throughout the Midwest indicate a general confidence that the crop will get planted in a timely manner.

In northern Illinois, a farmer reported late last week that he was 60% done on corn but had not yet started planting soybeans. In central Iowa, a few farmers had finished corn planting and were starting soybeans, whi

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