Farmers behind schedule in Iowa

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A wet spring is making I difficult for farmers to get in the fields.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Iowa corn farmers are five days behind schedule with only 36 percent of the corn crop planted as of Sunday.

Meanwhile, only 8 percent of the soybean crop has been planted, but that’s only two days behind the five-year average.

It’s not just the rain that is keeping farmers out of the fields, but the cooler temperatures have slowed planting as well.

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