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Published May 07, 2010, 10:11 AM

Half of Wisconsin’s corn crop planted

MILWAUKEE — Spring planting is well ahead of schedule in Wisconsin thanks to a warm April.

MILWAUKEE — Spring planting is well ahead of schedule in Wisconsin thanks to a warm April.

State farmers have planted more than half of the corn crop. A year ago at this time, just 15 percent of corn was in the ground.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 92 percent of state oats have been planted, compared with 60 percent last year.

Lake Geneva area farmer David Adams says he’s optimistic about the harvest. Adams says he hadn’t even started plating at this time last year.

The Journal Sentinel reports Wisconsin farmers expect to plant nearly 4 million acres of corn this year, about 50,000 more than last year.

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