Rain and flooding causing problems for Kansas farmers

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Roads and businesses are not the only things being effected by the rain. Crops are taking a hit as well.

Greg Akagi, the Agriculture Director for WIBW Radio, says wet fields delayed planting. He says Kansas is way behind on getting in corn and soybeans.

Farmers are also concerned if some of the planted crops will grow.

Akagi says farmers are looking at options.

"Are you to a point where you can't plant and if you have the insurance, are you going to be able to do that," he said. "Or, do you look at something else to plant, e.i. soybeans. Do you switch your corn acres out to soybeans?"

Akagi says if you see rising prices at the grocery store, it's most likely because of trade tariffs, not flooding.