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June Crop Update: Less is more for planting purposes

June Crop Update: Less is more for planting purposes

What a difference a year makes!

Spring 2020 brought 4 to 5 inches of rain less than Spring 2019 did across Michiana, and crops are loving the change.

As of May 31, corn and soybean are ahead of their five year average in both Indiana and Michigan.

In Indiana, there’s been a staggering 240 percent increase in corn planted and an unbelievable 340 percent increase in soybeans planted compared to last year.

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Year to year winter wheat conditions improved as well.

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In Michigan, corn and soybeans planted are more than double what the numbers were at this time in 2019. Officials also observed growth in pastures, hay, and wheat in this latest update. 

While there’s no strong signal on how much rain will fall in the month of June, it does look mostly dry across Michiana into the middle of this month.

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