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Corn planting slowed by wet weather

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) - Iowa farmers getting their corn crops planted were slowed by wet weather again last week.  The weekly crop report shows 23 percent of Iowa's intended corn acreage had been planted as of Sunday.  That was up from 15 percent a week earlier.  It's nine days ahead of last year, but ten days behind the average pace for this point in the season.

The corn has started to emerge.

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said, “Farmers will look to make significant progress on corn and some will likely start planting beans if we do get several days with warm dry weather as forecast.”

There were scattered reports of soybeans being planted in Iowa.
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