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Ind. farmers make quick progress planting corn

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Warm, sunny weather has allowed northern and central Indiana farmers to make quick progress planting their corn crop despite lingering wet conditions in the state's southern counties.

Only 30 percent of the state's corn crop had been planted as of last week. But the new weekly crop report says 64 percent of the Indiana corn crop had been planted by Sunday, bringing the crop to nearly the five-year average for late May.

The report says only 36 percent of the crop has been planted in southern Indiana because of continued wet ground.

Thirty percent of Indiana's planned soybean acreage has now been planted, up from just six percent last week and just below the five-year average.