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Farmers Optimistic About Growing Conditions In Spite Of Flooding

Last updated on Thursday, May 5, 2011

(UNDATED) - Indiana farmers are still optimistic the ground will dry out in time to get spring corn planted in time for the full season.

Shelby County farmer Kevin Carson says timing is steadily moving from crucial to critical.

Carson, who plants corn, soybeans, and wheat, says he will stick to his original plan for corn, but may switch to a short season seed instead of a full season seed.

Full season corn can still be planted up through late May, but Carson says it will take at least 10 days for several areas in Shelby County to dry enough for planting.

Purdue Extension Agents say only 2% of the state's corn crop has been planted.

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