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Published May 18, 2010, 08:41 AM

Some Illinois farmers considering replanting flooded corn

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says some farmers are considering replanting corn that’s been sitting in water over the past week.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says some farmers are considering replanting corn that’s been sitting in water over the past week.

The department said Monday the amounts that may be replanted are small relative to the 12.6 million acres of corn Illinois farmers are expected to plant this year.

Farmers got off to an early start this year and the state says 96 percent of the anticipated crop is in the ground.

But wet, cool weather has been the rule the past week.

University of Illinois crop expert Emerson Nafziger says that kind of weather leads to so-called lost days when the crop doesn’t grow. He doesn’t believe the weather, at least so far, is causing serious long-term problems.

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