Between showers, bulk of state's corn crop now planted; Severson-sponsored 'apology' bill gets hearing; more state briefs
Almost two-thirds of Wisconsin's corn crop has been planted. Officials say over 20 percent of the crop was put into the ground last week but corn planting is still 21 percent below the average for the past five years.
Wisconsin is the only Midwest state with less than 80 percent of its corn planted. There are reports that growers are thinking about switching some of their normal corn acreage to soybeans, due to the planting delays caused by the extended winter.