Planting Delays Hound Iowa Farmers

Farmers Face Choice of Switching Crops, Filing Prevented Planting Claims

The northern third of Iowa continues to be saturated by rains, with some areas receiving more than 6 inches of rain from mid-May to early June. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)
Some Iowa farmers are struggling to get their crops planted after the wettest, coldest May on record in their state, and are looking at what it will mean now and in the longer term if they make prevented planting claims.

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