Farmers wait patiently for drenched soil to dry out

Authored by Jim Langham on May 27, 2011

"Patience is the word," says Jeff Lehman of Lehman Feed Mill concerning the relentless rain that continues to keep area farmers from planting their spring crops.
"Most farmers are still pretty upbeat," said Lehman, concerning the latest round of heavy rains that have flooded many area fields. "There is nothing we can do to control the weather. It is all in the hands of the good Lord. When we get the break we are looking forward to we will start going into the fields."
Lehman said that while the persistent rains have continued to inhibit planting, all hope is not lost. Most farmers in the area would plant corn up until the middle of June, Lehman said.
"Most guys will stil...

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