Midwest Flooding Threatens Planting Season For Many Farmers
EMDEN, ILLINOIS - MAY 29: Corn grows in a saturated farm field on May 29, 2019 near Emden, Illinois. Near-record rainfall in parts of Illinois has caused farmers to delay their Spring corn planting. According to the USDA as of May 26 only 35 percent of the state’s corn crop had been planted. By the same date in 2018 farmers in the state had 99 percent of the crop in the ground. As the deadline for planting nears, many farmers may be forced to leave their fields fallow. Illinois ranks number two behind Iowa in U.S. corn production. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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