Rain causes delay in corn planting

Monday, June 2, 2008 | 6:17 p.m. CDT; updated 12:03 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Broken stalks and dusty corn cobs from last year’s crop are scattered across many Missouri fields where there should be waist-high corn. Excessive rain this spring has caused a delay in corn planting, which could threaten the quality of the crop and decrease the potential yield for Missouri farmers.