WMBD/WYZZ TV – PEORIA COUNTY -- Soggy fields are threatening farmer's planting season. Most of the corn crop should be in the ground, but only 4% is planted in Illinois. Compare that to Iowa which has almost half of the corn planted.
Farmers need at least a week for the fields to dry out before they can put in corn, but last night alone brought one to two inches of rain.
The Peoria County Farm Bureau says it's still too early to tell if a delayed planting season will affect corn yields.