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Area farmers near end of planting

Planting operation near Albion recently.
Planting operation near Albion recently.
Corn planting was virtually complete and soybean planting was wrapping up in the Boone County area early this week.
Statewide for the week ending May 22, corn planted was at 90 percent, equal to last year, and near the five-year average of 93 percent. Corn emerged was at 51 percent, behind 68 last year and the 62 average.
Soybeans planted was at 54 percent, equal to last year but behind 67 percent average. Soybeans emerged was at 13 percent, near 17 last year, but behind the 25 percent average.