Bloomfield, Missouri - Southeastern Missouri's Mike Bell is among area farmers struggling to get crops planted after a wet spring.

Bell, of Bloomfield, usually has about 2,000 acres of corn planted by now. This year, he's has only 1,100 acres finished. Bell expects he'll face a harvesting date nearly a month late this fall. He was also behind on his soybean crop.

In Cape Girardeau, more than 5.39 inches of rainfall fell during May, including 2.3 inches the last seven days of the month.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture's latest report says corn planting statewide was eight days behind the normal pace of 95 percent complete.