Environment
7:38 am
Tue April 30, 2013

ILL Planting Season Off To A Late Start

Credit kyagr.com

Illinois farmers still can't begin planting their corn crops thanks to the heavy rains that inundated the state in recent weeks and turned their fields to mud. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that as of yesterday there's been no significant planting done in Illinois because many fields are simply too wet for farmers to get out in them in tractors.

The USDA says just 1 percent of the state's corn crop has been sown. Nationwide among key farming states, 4 percent of the corn crop is in the ground, down from 49 percent a year ago.