Rains help late Kentucky corn crop

Current crop at 80% 'good' or 'excellent'

Roughly 80% of Kentucky’s corn crop is in good or excellent condition in spite of a late planting season, due largely to timely rains and cooperative weather, according to farmers.

Torrential spring rains prevented crops from being planted on time and, in many cases, forced farmers to reduce their overall acreage when they did plant. Experts say that they are expecting at least an average corn crop, in spite of the early weather struggles. “We’re going to make a decent corn crop,” said Kenny Perry, the agricultural extension agent in Graves County in far western Kentucky. “I can’t say we’re going to make 140 bushels per acre right now. I would say we’re going to have at least an average corn year, which would be around that mark.”