Waiting On The Weather

By News 25 Staff

July 15, 2010 Updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:17 PM CDT

Farmers are usually almost finished planting their crop this time of year.
This year, many of them haven't even started. Farmers across the Corn Belt say they're waiting for their fields to dry out and for the weather to warm to get started.

Some farmers say the waiting is making them nervous. The U.S. Department of Agriculture tells the Associated Press only about four-percent of the American corn crop has been planted.

University of Illinois agronomist Emerson Nafziger says farmers are late, but not so late that the crop will be hurt. Nafziger says farmers can plant corn well into May with few problems.

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