"I don't know if I'd say this is discouraging. I'm a farmer and know we're at the mercy of the weather, so we deal with whatever the good Lord gives us," he added. "It'll turn around eventually, and when it does a lot of corn will be put in the ground in a hurry."
"There are a few guys out nosing around in their fields, planting, but there's nothing very serious yet here," said Blunier, 62. "I'd be lying if I didn't say I'd like to be planting, and if everyone could do what they wanted we'd all be doing it."