Wet spring taking a toll on Midwest farmers
ST. LOUIS — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant.
Like so many other Midwest growers who were praying for rain during the recent drought, he’s now pining for enough sunshine and heat to dry out his soggy fields as the deadline approaches for deciding what he can even plant this year.
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