WORTHINGTON (LEARFIELD/KMHL) – More rain over the weekend, means more planting delays for southwest Minnesota farmers – and they are taking their toll.

“It’s tough, it’s emotionally tough,” said Gordon. “Last year was not much different, so we are hoping it straightens out here pretty soon.”

Farmers are lagging quite a bit behind their annual averages. Gordon says he’s considering shorter season corn hybrids as the season gets later into May.

“And we’ll ratchet down (on planting) and try to get closer to the crop insurance date. Hopefully, we get this corn in (before that),” said Gordon. “And then beans, who knows? The bean ground isn’t any better than the corn ground, so we’re hoping this all shapes up here and we can get it in the ground.”

Gordon says most of his maturities are 103 to 108-day corn.