– Illinois – Wet weather disrupting the growing season (Ice Age Now, July 5, 2015):
Southern Illinois wheat farmers are behind on harvesting, and, with the continuing rainfall, the quality of the crop is losing value each day,” says thesouthern.com.
Not only are farmers delayed, said Diana Handley, executive director of the Illinois Wheat Association, but the crops are starting to deteriorate because of the wet conditions.
Could be a double whammy
Many farmers like to plant soybeans immediately after the wheat is harvested. But because the wheat crop is delayed, time is running out.