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Farmer says weather conditions are slowing planting progress  

Wet and cool conditions are hindering planting progress for southwest Indiana farmer Mark Seib.

“We haven’t done anything with our fields because of the amount of cold weather that has come into play and the rains that have come into play have held us off all the way up to this point,” he says.

Seib says there was a window in March that allowed them to install field tiles, but since then “we’ve been getting, on a regular basis, a rain shower two to three days apart. So, we have not been able to do anything in the field.”

He says the forecast is looking up.

“We’re looking at a lot warmer temperatures coming in at the end of this week—we’ll be close to 80 degrees,” he says. “We’re hopeful we can get in the fields to plant in the last week of April and get things rolling.”

Seib grows corn and soybeans in Posey County.

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