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The rainy weather is making it difficult for farmers across the state to get their crops planted.

According to Kenneth Eck, an educator at the Purdue Extension Office, as of Sunday, only 31% of corn has been planted in Indiana. The average percentage for this time of year is 94%.

Eck says that Indiana has only 17% of Soybeans planted, which is much below the five year average of 80%.

When looking at Dubois County, Eck says farmers have 85% of their corn planted.

According to Eck, the percentage is higher in Southern Indiana because we have seen less rain than areas in Central and Northern Indiana.

Many farmers in the state are having to take preventative planting measures, or crop insurance, due to the consistent amounts of rain the state has seen.

According to the Purdue Extension Office, May was the third wettest May since 2008.

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