Dry weather should speed corn planting

Dry weather should speed corn planting

Forecasts call for below-normal rainfall for western Midwest but also for below-normal temperatures.

WHILE it is too early to panic, farmers need dry weather to plant corn in much of the Midwest. Forecasts show drier conditions for much of the Midwest beginning this week and lasting into May.

As of the prior week, 9% of the corn was planted, which was ahead of the 6% pace in 2014 but behind the five-year average of 13%. Iowa was at 7%, which matched the five-year average and was ahead of last year's 2%.

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