According to the Lansing State Journal, the wet spring has kept local farmers out of their fields for too long.

Governor Whitmer recently signed a spending bill that will pour $15 million from the general fund into a state disaster loan program for farmers impacted by the crisis.

The program will facilitate low interest loans by paying a lender's administrative costs.  The same strategy was used to help tree fruit farmers devastated by freezing temperatures in the spring of 2012.

In much of the state, including the Lansing region, wet conditions delayed planting for many corn and soybean growers, prompting some to make insurance claims.

Some other Midwestern states have been hit even harder than Michigan.  AccuWeather is predicting the 2019 U.S. corn yield will be the lowest since 2012.  Please click on the above link for more information.

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