Rain, cold threaten state crop yields
By RICK BARRETT
Posted: May 12, 2008
A late start for spring planting could take money out of farmers' pockets and add to the pressure on food prices.
Blame it on cold, wet weather. This is the slowest start for planting corn and soybeans, the state's biggest crops, in 12 years, according to a weekly Wisconsin crop report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture office in Madison.
Late planting results in fewer days in the growing season. That could result in reduced crop yields this fall and a drop in farmers' incomes....HERE