#Plant17 Turns Wet, But Not Entirely Hopeless May 2, 2017 02:16 PM Tweet Flooded fields in central Missouri. © Jo Windmann/Farm Journal Media TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 By Christopher Walljasper AgWeb.com Email Twitter Most of the Midwest has been looking at cold, wet conditions that are hampering planting. Surface temperature anomalies this morning. Heart of the Ag belt running 10-15ºF below average. #AGwx #Plant17 pic.twitter.com/1R4pxTtRdJ — ⛈Michael Clark🌽 (@Met_mdclark) May 2, 2017 Especially in the South, many were using #plant17 to share their excitement at the prospect of getting into the fields in early April. But those hopes of an early start began looking bleak as the rains pummelled much of the Plains and Midwest. Flooding in Arkansas and Missouri: ‘It’s just a mess. It’s cold. It’s 52 degrees in my pickup.’ #plant17 https://t.co/5EMtFaoL08 pic.twitter.com/JGbN3NDqwL — Owen Taylor (@agfaxwest) May 2, 2017 In parts of the South, some are seeing germination, despite the wet weather. And we have sprouts! This wheat planted prior to cold spell 10 days ago. Power of nature still amazes me! #plant17 pic.twitter.com/1MItdnEr8G — Sharpes Agronomist (@SharpeAgronomy) May 2, 2017 Even those who missed the brunt of the weather are only cautiously optimistic. Spring is here & #plant17 #COTTON will be here soon. Finding volunteer around. Temps needs to warm up before I plant seed @ $350 per bag. pic.twitter.com/DAE6i2tJ8U — Lloyd Arthur (@LDAMAX1) April 22, 2017 And even further north, there was some emergence taking place. This Niese Farms field planted on Good Friday is up! #plant17 #corn pic.twitter.com/Om7JQNTKHX — Ty Higgins (@OhioAgNetTy) April 22, 2017 “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein #HAPPYEARTHDAY #Soybeans #plant17 pic.twitter.com/rGxR9eqkqv — Cheryl Day (@DayAngus) April 22, 2017 That was before the precipitation hit Illinois and Ohio, however. Ariel view gives you a better idea how saturated we are now! #plant17 #replant17 #flood17 #monsoon17 and #blizzard17 for those Kansas guys! pic.twitter.com/UyRaxv00ej — Jeremy Wolf (@jwolf7447) May 1, 2017 Just cruising Wolf Lake this morning... #plant17 pic.twitter.com/e6trCDZ2ki — Jeremy Wolf (@jwolf7447) May 1, 2017 Across much of the Plains and upper Midwest, rain turned to snow and ice. Those who didn't get precipitation were hampered by temperatures too cold to plant. @rsseedsales yep that's ice on the dirt🙈 #plant17 pic.twitter.com/dsu8u1Hj0T — Brett Stegenga (@bstegenga1) May 2, 2017 Row Crops in Nebraska.#CropInsurance #Replant17 Coverage provides the following: Corn - 8bu/ac ($31.68) Sybn - 3bu/ac ($30.57) pic.twitter.com/wjsSZixfAx — Cody Dvorak (@CropInsurer) May 1, 2017 All this moisture has some already talking about #replant17. More I drive the more problems I find! #flood17 #replant17 pic.twitter.com/4R9j5zdETv — Kurt Hill (@KurtHill80) May 1, 2017 Perhaps @GreatLakesSeed should start selling rice seed in SW Indiana! #replant17 pic.twitter.com/sZkRVcwOdS — phil brunner (@philbrunner) May 2, 2017 If you're worried your #plant17 is turning into #replant17 ... https://t.co/b2BPUaCIuy — Farm Journal (@FarmJournal) May 1, 2017 Even those who aren't thinking about an outright replant may still be looking at damage from frost or saturated soils. Beginning to realize some of the damage from cold weather over the weekend. #plant17 #corn pic.twitter.com/Fuc3TttVaK — Geoffrey Ruth (@GeoffreyRuth) May 2, 2017 But even with all the grumbling about the rain and snow, some out there are finding things to brighten their rainy days. Its still dry at the bedroom field so #carpetfarm17 #plant17 #spray17 #till17 are in full swing. Dont tell the USDA we added acres. pic.twitter.com/ujJJNvU6dr — Corey Myers (@CMyersFarms) April 30, 2017 Sometimes you need someone leading the tile plow. Why not a 2nd grader w/pink boots & smile to match yours? #startemyoung #tile17 #plant17 pic.twitter.com/dbyX08cHVY — Nathan Norris (@NathanNorris18) May 1, 2017 PHI warehouse organizing this morning with my helpers. Just reminding you to #keepcalm #plant17 is almost here! pic.twitter.com/zJNtC3hEah — Ann Vermeersch (@cheekyfarmgirl) April 22, 2017 Back to news Click here to learn more about the Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge, and see how you can help in the rebuilding effort.