Purdue Experts Advising Patience for Corn Farmers Created by khavens on 5/1/2013 7:32:43 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP): Purdue University agricultural experts are advising farmers to be patient as they wait for their fields to dry so they can begin planting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports farmers in Indiana have planted just 1 percent of the corn crop, compared with the five-year average of 30 percent by the end of April. A year ago, farmers reported they had planted 67 percent of the state's corn crop by now.