Farmers working hard to get corn in the ground fast
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's corn fields are usually all planted by now. This year they aren't.
"We've been too wet and too cool, the ground just wasn't appropriate yet for planting corn," said Casey Langan with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
That's changed over the past week and now farmers are out working to get fields planted as quickly as possible.
"Anyone driving out in Wisconsin's countryside in southern Wisconsin is going to see a lot of tractors rolling right now getting that crop in the ground," Langan said.
May 10th is an important date. After that date, yields typically decrease by a bushel per acre per day.
Despite that, Langan says he thinks as long as everything else goes okay this year, yields will be good.