WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Take a drive down a back country road and you'll like to see land that looks more like baths for birds than fields for farmers.
"We've been doing this for over 50 years, been 50 different years," said Joe Irwin, "and you just have to learn to roll with it. That's all there is to it. There's nothing you can do about it; nothing."
Joe is pretty calm for someone who has over 150 acres underwater.
However, he's had a half century to realize there's nothing he can do in times like this but be patient.
Most years, farmers have all their crops in by the middle of April. That was two weeks ago.
"First of all, the water's gotta get off, "said Irwin, "and it'll take another two to three weeks on some of this ground to get dried out after the water gets off. So I doubt if we do anything down there in the month of May."
Perhaps the craziest thing about this year's weather is when you compare it to last year. Last year we were facing highs in the 80's, almost no rain, and we were coming into a severe drought.
"I don't want to go through another one like last year. I don't care what," said Irwin. "Last year, I didn't see nothing like it. Nobody i've talked to has seen nothing like it. I don't want to go through another one like that again."
Irwin knows eventually his tractors will get out of the shed and into the field, and his equipment will once again be commander of the crops.
However, since no one knows the future, farmers just hope they'll be able to plow ahead, row by row.
"You just hope you're around for next year," said Irwin.
Irwin says he isn't sure if this delay will increase food prices. He says only time will tell.
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