Spring planting down due to weather

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ILLINOIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said spring planting in the nation’s Corn Belt is down due to both soggy and cold weather.

The department said only three percent of the corn crop has been sown; only half the pace of last year.

The wet spring got farmers off to their slowest start in decades.

In Illinois only one percent of the corn crop has been sown. The USDA said farmers in other corn-producing states are equally idle.

Farmers are not worried yet and they say corn season is usually in full swing by April 21.

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