Article Photos: Corn farmers across Iowa, Midwest face tough decisions 1/2

A tractor with cultivator sits idle after being delayed by wet weather earlier this month preventing central Illinois farmers from starting their spring planting of corn crops Monday, May 13, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. A week ago, the USDA reported that just 12 percent of the nation's cornfields have been planted.   Yet USDA estimates that while the wet start is expected to reduce the amount each acre produces this year, farmers are planting so much corn that they're still likely to bring in a record amount. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) ORG XMIT: ILSP102