Photos: US farmers struggle in wettest summer in decades

Several states in the U.S. have reportedly had the wettest June on record since 1974. A farmer that CCTV spoke to expects dramatic losses in crops this year. Some were even unable to plant their crops this season, while others are watching as the quality of their crop deteriorates in this unusually wet summer for the upper Midwest region of the U.S.

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Farmer Kent Kleinschmidt shows how much rain he received in May, June and first half of July.
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Farmer Kent Kleinschmidt said he received: “Almost 7 inches in May, in June we had 19” and so far in July we had another - the first two weeks - we had another 7 and a half “ so for the last two and a half months - I’ve had 33 and 1\2’’.
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Farmer Kent Kleinschmidt of Emden, Illinois walks his land.
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The field where farmer Kent Kleinschmidt hasn't been able to bale hay for his cows.
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Farmer David Ulhman of Tremont, Illinois showing his flooded soybean field which he had to replant because of the rain.
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Farmer David Ulhman of Tremont, Illinois showing his flooded soybean field which he had to replant because of the rain.
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Part of farmer David Ulhman’s wheat field that's ready to be harvested but which he couldn't harvest on time because of the rain and ground being too wet and too soft to support harvesting equipment.
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Part of farmer David Ulhman's flooded soybean field which he already replanted once because of the rain.
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Part of farmer David Ulhman's flooded soybean field which he already replanted once because of the rain.
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Part of farmer David Ulhman's flooded soybean field which he already replanted once because of the rain.
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Part of farmer David Ulhman's flooded soybean field which he already replanted once because of the rain.
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Farmer David Ullman walks by a flooded corn field where persistent rain has stunted plant growth (or height) and compromised the root system.
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