92% of Indiana corn, 84% of soybeans planted

The USDA says corn and soybean plantings in Indiana moved closer to completion last week as farmers took advantage of dry weather.

Ninety-two percent of the state’s corn crop is planted, compared to 97 percent last year. Seventy-six percent of the crop has emerged.

Eighty-four percent of soybeans are planted, compared to the five-year average of 75 percent. Sixty-three percent of the crop has emerged.

Eighty-six percent of the winter wheat crop is headed, and three percent is mature. Sixty-seven percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay is 56 percent complete, and the first cutting of other hay is 46 percent complete.

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