Ben Johnson - Plymouth County
Northwest Iowa
With about a half-day worth of planting left to finish corn, Johnson is eager for his fields to dry out. “We haven’t turned a wheel in two weeks,” he said May 9. Some farmers near him were able to get fieldwork done May 6, but that was the only break. Johnson estimates about 4.5 inches of rain have fallen on his farm since late April.

Kody Trampel - Hancock County
North Central Iowa
Planting has been spotty the past two weeks, Trampel said May 9. “A few people snuck in before this last rain just because...