Stopped in to Iowa to visit an old friend. All the fields are being worked like there's no tomorrow. My friend does some work for one of his friends who owns several acres, and he says that his friend will be operating the planters 24-7. The fields would normally be prepped in April, but the ground is so wet that they couldn't get the tractors and machinery onto the land. He says there's springs popping out of hillsides that never should exist.
Prepare for your food bills to go up, folks. The farmers are working like mad, but I think that the late start combined with crappy conditions is going to make for a short harvest.