Wisconsin farmers facing late planting season

NOW: Wisconsin farmers facing late planting season

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The wet spring has Wisconsin farmers behind schedule.

Farmers are roughly two to three weeks behind on their planting because of the soggy conditions.

Many farmers held off planting early because it was too cold and too wet.

Farmers who don't have their corn in are now having to make a tough decision.

They could plant now and risk potentially low yields or not plant at all and take crop insurance.

"They're taking a lot lower payment if they don't plant. If they don't take the payment they are risking loss of yield and what the growing conditions will be, what the markets are, what yield they might get," said Nick Baker, UW-Extension.

The latest Wisconsin crop report said last week, there were fewer than 3 days suitable for field work.

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