It has been an unusually rainy spring, and planting of corn and soybeans is very delayed in many areas of the Upper Midwest.

It appears that as many as 3 million acres of land in my home state of Minnesota that typically would go into corn or soybeans won’t be planted this year. That is about a fifth of the usual total for those two crops and some 15 percent of the state’s total cropland.

Northern Iowa and southwest Wisconsin will see similar proportions, and some parts of Illinois are similarly troubled. Yet it isn’t seen as a major problem…«full article