Planting and Replanting


Check the fields at area farms, and you’ll likely see a lot of activity. Farmers are planting, and in some cases replanting after rain delays.

“It’s a really busy week for us. We’re planting for the first time and we are out replanting. So it’s a busy week. God’s blessed us with good weather so we are fortunate to get out and fix a lot of the fields that needed replanted,” said Vigo County farmer Brad Burbrink.

Farmers say it’s not too late to get seed in the ground, but they’re mindful that there’s more rain in the forecast.

“Yeah we’re not talking about the 4, 5, 6 inches of rains where it’s going to cause replants it’s gonna put the fields are underwater. To be honest with you some of the farmers might actually welcome a little rain as long as we don’t get too much,” said WTWO Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker. 

Burbrink pays attention to the forecast, but knows he just has to accept whatever Nature delivers. “The rain doesn’t hurt us. It’s when you get those one inch rains in 10 minutes like we had there. Those rains aren’t good for anybody.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only 56% of Indiana’s corn crop is planted.


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