The weather this year isn’t as beneficial to crops as many farmers would like, but it’s far better than last year’s drought. Though the cold weather is delaying planting, farmers are looking at an excellent year if the weather clears up.
Corn is looking to be the worst affected because the planting window is rapidly closing. If the cool weather continues, many farmers will have to consider planting other crops, such as soybeans.
Dr. Michael Aide, Chair of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University, says the influx of moisture is a boon if it gets warmer.