Wet weather bogged down planting in Iowa last week. The state AgricultureDepartment’s weekly report says problems with wet fields were reportedacross the state, particularily in Northeast Iowa where there was heavyflooding. The report says only 33-percent of the beans are planted comparedto the normal average of 64-percent. Eighty-eight percent of the corn isplanted — well behind the 97-percent that’s normally in the ground by thistime of year. The report says time is running out on the corn plantingwindow and farmers may have to switch from corn to beans if there aren’tseveral days of dry weather. An Ag department spokesman says they’re stilltrying to determine how much damage the flooding caused to crops already inthe ground. He says they may know that later today or tomorrow.
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