Wet weather delays crop planting

Wet weather delays crop planting

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) - All the wet weather this spring has been causing issues for area farmers trying to get their crops in the ground.

Alice Schaitel, who owns a farm with her husband near Sparta, said by this time last year, they had all their crops planted.

This year, however, Schaitel said they've gotten very little planted because of all the rain.

She said she doesn't remember it ever being this bad.

"And it doesn't look good because it rains like every other day or more, and some of the time it’s really a lot of rain, so we don't know how we're going to come out,” Shcaitel said. “I don’t know if we'll get everything even planted because we're getting late in the season."

According to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report, severe weather delayed corn and soybean planting in the state, putting growers behind schedule compared with this time last year.

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