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Corn planting progresses, soybean planting begins

Corn planting has picked up momentum, but progress is still being limited by wet weather.  The weekly crop report shows 15 percent of the corn crop had been planted in Iowa as of Sunday.  That's 13 percentage points ahead of last year when rainy weather delayed planting, but it's 18 percentage points behind the five-year average.

There were also scattered reports of soybeans being planted in Iowa.

In Nebraska, 20 percent of the corn had been planted.  That's ahead of last year's three percent by this time, but a little behind the five-year average of 22 percent.  Six percent of the soybeans were in the ground in Nebraska.

In South Dakota, corn planting is 11 percent complete, near the average of 10 percent. Last year, no corn was in the ground in South Dakota at this time.
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