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Farmers Struggle To Plant Crops In Soggy Grounds

Last updated on Thursday, April 21, 2011

(UNDATED) - Last year, farmers were stuck with dried out crops thanks to little to no rain and drought conditions.

This year, farmers are having a hard time getting crops planted because the ground was too soggy.

State Department of Agriculture Executive Director Joe Kelsay says ground water indicators showed levels at wet to "too" wet after the winter snow melt, correcting the drought of 2010.

Kelsay says after the recent storms the levels will most likely be off the charts.

The result is a delay in planting the state's corn crop.

Kelsay says farmers are feeling the pressure to produce a good crop because of world food demands and biofuel needs.

Kelsay says corn usually is planted between April and May so there is still a few weeks left to start a good crop.

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