(WANE) — With three major storms sweeping through northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio in under two weeks, the heavy rain may impact the 2023 planting season this spring.

Dry soil is optimal for crops to be planted properly, so the highly saturated soil may delay this year’s planting.

There is a nationwide surplus of crops from last year though, so a late planting season should not impact the availability of food.

Therefore, an increase in crop prices based on availability is not expected.

However, some farmers may lose their supply of winter wheat and some acres of land as a result of the overly saturated conditions.

Those who plan to plant crops should keep track of the soil conditions and invest in drainage tiles to maintain their land and the nutrients within their soil.