With the temperatures warming up and the chances of rain continue to dwindle; farmers are able to get back into the field.

Click to hear KMZU’s Mandy Young talk with MU Extension Agronomy Specialist Wayne Crook.

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Crook says that even though producers have gotten a slow start to this planting season, there’s still time to get their crop in the ground. “Accroding to the National Data Service 28 percent of the corn crop planted as of Monday. Normal is about 85 percent. But, the way things are going locally, everybody should be caught up this week.”

The insurance cutoff for corn planting is the 25th of May.