Summer rains leave area farmers with a mess

Sam Hagest, of Valley View Farms in Borden, said he hoped to plant 300 to 400 more acres of corn and soybeans in addition to the 900 he managed to plant at the 1,300-acre farm, but the wet weather made that too risky.  “It costs so much now to plant crops, you have to be pretty much aware of what you are going to get back before you invest a lot in fertilizer and seed and things like that,” he said.