A tractor with cultivator sits idle in Springfield, Ill.

May 13, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. CDT
A tractor with a cultivator sits idle after being delayed by wet weather earlier this month preventing central Illinois farmers from starting their spring planting of corn crops Monday in Springfield, Ill. A week ago, the USDA reported that just 12 percent of the nation's cornfields have been planted.

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