Driving down a two-lane highway in rural Missouri, Matt Plenge squinted at a patch of gray clouds hanging low over his farm fields in the distance.
“Does it look hazy up there?” he asked. “We only had a 20 percent chance today. We shouldn't get any rain.”
Plenge, like most farmers, always keeps one eye on the weather. But this spring, it’s been his primary and constant concern.
“It seems like it rains for three or four days and after it rains, we get one day of sunshine,” Plenge said. “And then it rains again.”