Soggy fields put U.S. farmers on a tight deadline

Outlet: Reuters

April 29, 2011

Incessant rains have turned Indiana farmer Larry Winger’s grain fields into ponds, making it impossible for him to seed his corn crop. “Historically, we would like the work to be done by the first of May, and research shows the optimal planting time is the last week of April,” said Winger, who plants half of his 2,500 acres with corn, and the other half with soybeans…

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