Rain, Floods Keeping Missouri Farmers Behind Schedule

COLUMBIA, MO - Rain and floods last week put tens of thousands of acres of Missouri cropland under water.

The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reports just 65 percent of intended corn acres are planted.  That's 19 days behind the five-year average.  Many acres will have to be replanted because of the flooding.

Soybean planting reached 15 percent complete, and sorghum planting is nine percent complete, both well behind average.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)