Wet weather continues to delay corn planting


Another day for of rain did nothing to help get farmers in the fields to start planting, as things are not only behind in KELOLAND, but they’re behind across the United States.

With rainfall amounts of an inch or more in parts of KELOLAND the hopes of planting continue to dwindle. We are not alone when it comes to planting corn as the national average is also behind.

The map from the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows the corn crop progress, or lack there of. South Dakota has zero percent planted compared to the five year average of 29 percent through this time of year. But it’s down for everyone, Illinois is the most behind at 56 percent behind!  

As a whole, the national average is 23 percent behind.

But there is some good news in the forecast as temperatures will warm to the 70s at the beginning of next week. But the damage may already be done for some.  

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