CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Corn planting has stalled in Illinois and much of the Midwest because of a week of wet weather. And rain remains a constant in regional forecasts for much of this week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Illinois farmers have planted 10 percent of what is expected to be a 12.8 million-acre crop. That's just 1 percent more than a week, ago and well behind the 27 percent that's typically planted by now.
The USDA says farmers in Iowa, Indiana and other key corn states are in similar shape. Nine percent of the country's corn crop has been planted. Usually just under a quarter is in the ground by late April.
With prices high, farmers are expected plant a huge 92.2 million acres of corn this year.
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