Rainy, Cold Weather Prevents Indiana Farmers From Preparing Fields

Persistent rains earlier this month have prevented Indiana farmers from preparing their fields for planting, and many say the weather could lead to some hectic days ahead. Some farmers say they still haven't been able to apply fertilizer or get heavy equipment into fields. A Purdue extension expert says missing a planting date isn't an “automatic kiss of death” for harvest yields. Corn and soybean planting was delayed last year, but Indiana farmers wound up with record crops for both.