With dry weather in the South farmers have been busy getting crops into the ground. According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey more than 40% of intended corn acreage in
"A little bit slower than last year where we had record-setting warmth; 20% planted in 2007," Rippey says. "Also producers might be a little more cautious this year because a lot of that corn acreage in the Southeast got hammered by the early April freeze last year."
Meanwhile the country's midsection is getting yet another storm this week bringing up to six inches of rain to some areas and prompting the National Weather Service to issue flood watches for a wide stretch of the country from central and northeastern
"Planting delays look to be inevitable because of the wetness we see in the Central and
The weather outlook does call for a few weeks of dryer weather after this week's storm, but cool weather will slow evaporation rates so that may not help too much in getting field work underway.