Our recent wet trend has kept many central Illinois Farmers out of the fields this season.
Farmers typically have some of their spring planting done by mid-April.
Peoria County Farm Bureau Manager Patrick Kirchhofer said the delay is not too much of a concern yet; but, farmers are watching the forecast very closely.
"If we get a couple more shots of some heavy rains over the next few weeks, farmers will be starting to get a little nervous," said Kirchhofer, adding "especially if we approach May, and we don't have crops in the ground."
Kirchoffer says in a typical year, farmers would likely have some corn in the ground already, and possibly some beans.
The planting can have an impact on harvest, which can effect the economy as a whole.