While April showers bring May flowers, April snowstorms bring prevented planting concerns. With two to three feet of snow forecast for parts of South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota this week, storms will compound an already historic snowpack.

The forecast calls into question whether or not 92 million acres of corn can be planted this year. Commodity analyst Peter Meyer of S&P Global Commodity Insights says the storms will impact 1.3 million acres in otherwise prime corn-planting country.

North Dakota alone saw projections of 27% more corn acres from last year. While spring planting season is still weeks away for the Upper Midwest, conversations about prevented planting are surfacing. If the below-normal temperatures stay for the next few weeks, prevented planting discussions will ramp up. For others, this moisture is needed to recharge the drought-ravished soil, so planting delays can be justified.

Read more on Midwest weather forecasts and the federal prevented planting insurance program here.