Farmers Making Rapid Progress Planting Corn Crop Created by khavens on 5/30/2013 6:33:29 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP): Indiana farmers have made rapid progress getting their corn crop in the ground. The federal government's weekly crop report says that as of Sunday, 86 percent of the state's corn crop had been planted. Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says favorable soil conditions and high-capacity planting machinery allowed farmers to plant 78 percent of their crop in the past three weeks.