Late March snows and heavy April and May rains have kept Pike County farmers out of soaked crop lands but that is starting to change.
“We are finally blowing smoke and getting tractors out into the fields,” said Pike County Farm Service Bureau Director Roger Colbert on Friday, May 17.
“We’ve still got guys with three feet of water on the land (in the Mississippi River bottoms) and some are wanting for more rain already, depending on where they are,” Colbert said.
“They’re planting corn and tilling to open soil up and dry it out. Some of the earth is still mucky and they have to mix it up.