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Saturday Night
51°
Chance Thunderstorms
51%
Sunday
82°
Chance Thunderstorms
32%
Sunday Night
58°
Rain Showers
87%
Monday
63°
Chance Thunderstorms
44%
Monday Night
45°
Mostly Cloudy
19%
Tuesday
59°
Breezy
14%
Tuesday Night
41°
Mostly Cloudy
16%
Wednesday
59°
Chance Rain Showers
29%
Wednesday Night
48°
Rain Showers Likely
70%
Thursday
56°
Chance Rain Showers
61%
Thursday Night
41°
Cloudy
31%
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Working ground
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

A farmer tills a field along state Route 29 between Celina and St. Marys on Tuesday evening. Farmers in Mercer County are starting to plant corn and a few soybeans, said Mike Baucher, a technician at the Mercer County Farm Service Agency in Celina. Others are waiting to see how much rain falls today before beginning to plant, he said. After today, the weather looks favorable for planting into next week. Wheat acres are down about 20 percent in the county this growing season, Baucher said, likely due to high input costs to grow the crop and low wheat prices.

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