Despite weeks of downpour, farmers across the U.S. are pushing forward and getting crops in the ground. Corn is 84% planted, just one point behind the five-year average, and soybeans are 53% planted or one point above the five-year average.
“Wet is an understatement,” says Derek Blair, farmer in Marion, Ind. His farm received about 3.5” of rain this weekend alone—and others got more, up to 25” in the past month in some parts of the country. This excessive rain means many farmers are looking at replant or other delays. USDA does not show replant in crop progress reports.