Spring planting nearly complete thanks to dry stretch

- April showers bring May flowers, but farmers need a break from the rain in the spring to do some planting.  Well, May provided just that.  It has been a tale of streaks for the month with rain coming in batches and plenty of sun in between. We started the month dry after a pretty wet end to the month of April.  That helped dry out the soil enough to get farmers in the field.  But when we turned wet again in the second week, farmers fell behind.  Well the 11 day dry streak to nearly finish up the month has been HUGE for the state.

Much of the spring planting is now done with corn and soybeans coming in ahead of schedule by as much as a couple of weeks.  To the east though, they have been so lucky with much of the Great Lakes and Ohio valley falling behind thanks to persistent wet and cool weather.  Check out where statewide crops were in their planting and growth as of the third week of May…

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