Farmer's Flooded Fields

By: Natalie Shepherd
By: Natalie Shepherd

Mid-Michigan farmers are worried about crops, as a record amount of rain continues to fall this month. At least 10 inches of rain has fallen, making this the wettest May ever. But meteorologists say if another inch falls, this will be the wettest month on record.
Fields across the area have been underwater for several days. Farmers say crops such as corn and soybeans drown when submerged for more than three days. Experts estimate as much as 10-15% of the crop could be lost already.
But farmers say the season's harvest can still be saved. They say a week to ten days of dry weather is needed to dryout the fields and get farmers working again. Once dry, some of the fields can be replanted with faster-maturing crops.


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