Farmers Struggling After the Wet Spring
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
Farmers in the area have struggled with a wet spring.
Several have been forced to hold off on planting or replant their corn and beans due to wet fields.
For the most part, farmers are finally finished with planting and are seeing some top ends pop out of the dirt, but they do say that the late planting will have some impact on harvest this fall.
"You're going to have such a variation between early crops that went in early, and went in really well, to this late stuff that's actually coming up better than the early stuff did; the super late stuff," farmer Phil Sidles said. "It's that stuff in the middle that we don't know what we're going to get."
Despite a wet May, farmers are finished in the fields and are now actually about a half inch to an inch under rain totals and say they could use a gentle shower.