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Planting time is here (finally)

These Bureau County farmers took advantage of last week’s warmer weather to finally get into their fields. An especially rainy April and colder than normal temperatures have kept tractors under wraps, with only 1 percent of the state’s corn supply planted by April 28, far below the five year average of 36 percent, and even farther below last year, when 76 percent of Illinois corn was planted before the end of April.

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