(WICHITA, Kan.) — More Kansas farmers are planting corn but they say they need rain now or they could risk losing everything.
One local farmer says from here on out every day without rain is a loss in yield. Wheat crops are already showing signs of extreme stress and damage. Wheat is in its peak growth stages; a critical time for water and if the weather doesn't cooperate soon it could be a total loss.
"Basically it's an abandoned situation. We're not there yet if we get some rain soon the wheat will recover well."
The weather concerns come at a time when farmers are seeing a trend to plant more corn. Kansas farmers are expected to plant more acres in corn this spring than any year since 1936. But if the wheat crops fail farmers say corn yields won't do well either.