Corn Growers Waiting for Their Fields to Dry

Corn growers say their rule of thumb is that they lose money every day planting is pushed back past May 10th.

They’re waiting for the land to dry out enough to get started, last night’s rain certainly didn’t help.

For farmers around Hersey in Osceola County the delayed planting is becoming more serious by the day.

We are told the rule of thumb is a bushel from each acre is lost in potential yield for every day past May 10th.

When dealing with hundreds of acres, the losses mount quickly.

Farmers would like at least 4 or 5 days of sunshine with little rain to be able to get the season started once and for all.

9&10 News’ Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Jacob Johnson spoke to a frustrated farmer and have more details.