(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana’s farmers have almost all of the state’s corn crop planted.
That’s according to the latest weekly crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture published Monday. About 94 percent of Indiana’s corn is in the ground, up from 86 percent last week.
The figure is lower in southern Indiana, where 81 percent of corn is planted.
About 76 percent of soybean fields have been planted statewide, but only 40 percent in the southern region.
Hoosier farmers had generally been a little slower to plant their crops this year because of a wet spring. Still, 2013 is so far shaping up to be a good year for Indiana corn as the 94 percent planted as of this week is ahead of the state’s five-year average of 88 percent.
The USDA says 76 percent of the state’s corn crops are in good to excellent condition.