Indiana farmers get ready to plant amid lower grain prices

The USDA has approved natural disaster designation for all 92 Indiana counties. (WTHR photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Wabash Valley farmers are beginning to prepare fields for planting despite facing a downturn as grain prices fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The start of the planting season looks much better than last year’s wet season.

But Vigo County farmer Frank Strain said corn prices per bushel have tumbled.

Brad Burbrink, an owner of Be-N-Ag Family Farm, told the Tribune Star it “doesn't look good.”

But Burbink said soil conditions are good for planting, even if demand for corn and soybeans have hurt bushel prices.

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