Climatologist Predicts Another Wet Spring
Illinois farmers will likely endure more burdensome wet weather
Illinois’ climatologist is predicting farmers are likely to endure more burdensome wet weather while they try to plant cash crops this spring after suffering major losses as a result of a record-wet planting season last year, reports the Herald & Review.
April through June is likely to be wetter than normal in Illinois, according to rainfall projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, posing a challenge to corn and soybean farmers in the heart of planting season.
Right now those farmers are calculating their losses after suffering through the wettest January to June in state history last year.