Farmers Rush to Plant Ahead of Storms, Tweeting All the While

Corn is planted in a field outside of Henry, Illinois, on May 14 Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Farmers planted at a breakneck pace last weekend to get seeds in the ground ahead of the storm system that brought severe weather and tornadoes on Sunday and Monday. Farmers planted a record 48.1 million acres of corn last week; by Monday, 71 percent of that crop was planted, according to a USDA report, up from just 28 percent the previous week.

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