CANTON, S.D. (KELO) — KELOLAND farmers are having to find other jobs to do on their properties as they wait to plant crops.
Spring planting is on hold for several farmers in Lincoln County because fields are too wet and roads are too muddy.
Farmer and Lincoln County Emergency Manager Harold Timmerman wants to plant around 600 acres of corn and soybeans but can’t even get to the fields.
“It’s the wettest I’ve ever seen and I’ve lived in this area all of my life. I’ve never seen roads like we have them now. I’ve never seen fields this wet for this long,” Timmerman said.
In Monday’s Eye On KELOLAND, hear more from Timmerman about why the time is ticking for farmers to make tough decisions about planting.