Photo Of The Day: Rain, Cold, Tornadoes Halt Spring Planting

(AP) — In this photo taken April 8, 2011, central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Tim Seifert loads his field planter with DEKALB seed corn for spring planting on his Farms in Auburn, Ill. More than three times the usual rainfall over the past week, below-average temperatures and tornado damage to equipment and soil have combined to bring a halt to spring planting from one end of Illinois to the other.

(AP) — In this photo taken April 8, 2011, central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Tim Seifert loads his field planter with DEKALB seed corn for spring planting on his Farms in Auburn, Ill.

More than three times the usual rainfall over the past week, below-average temperatures and tornado damage to equipment and soil have combined to bring a halt to spring planting from one end of Illinois to the other. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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