Cold temperatures throughout the Corn Belt have stymied much of the planting progress seen during the warm temperatures of April. Many farmers are facing frustration waiting for soil temperatures to rise.

USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says colder-than-normal temperatures could stick around, furthering planting delays. He says a deep trough of low pressure is parked over the Midwest. While the low pressure isn’t bringing moisture, it isn’t ideal for corn planting. Rippey says “significantly below-normal temperatures” along with occasional showers means the pattern isn’t going to break anytime soon.

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