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Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Photo by Mark Pummell
Hoping for a chance to plant early
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A farmer works some ground earlier this week off state Route 118 south of Tama Road. Until heavy rains Tuesday, soil conditions had been improving nicely for spring planting, said Chris Gibbs, executive director of the Mercer County Farm Service Agency. So far, farmers are on schedule to get crops in the ground in a timely manner. "If farmers could get started planting their corn in the next 10 to 15 days that would fine and refreshing to have something like a normal year," Gibbs said. Farmers usually start planting corn April 15 or after, until May 10, he said. Farmers typically plant corn and then soybeans.
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Tuesday
53°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
55%
Tuesday Night
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Slight Chance Rain Showers
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Wednesday
41°
Mostly Cloudy
8%
Wednesday Night
32°
Partly Cloudy
4%
Thursday
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Thursday Night
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Friday
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Friday Night
42°
Mostly Cloudy
21%
Saturday
54°
Mostly Cloudy
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Saturday Night
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Slight Chance Rain Showers
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Sunday
54°
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56%
Sunday Night
43°
Rain Showers Likely
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