Adams County

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Brent Clair farms about 750 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat near Loraine. He is also a private meteorologist, assisting the Adams County Emergency Management Agency with coordinated response…

A lot of good progress was made last week. Saturday brought on some great drying weather. Then it was a mad dash before the next storm system Tuesday. As usual, it seemed to split the county in two. Southern parts received a little, the middle section a lot, and the north, well, just enough …

We finally got some great drying weather last weekend, which made most every planter make its way into the fields by Tuesday. If they weren’t planting, most were tilling soils. Some were working almost too dry, which I know some of you in the state could relate to. The storm system that came…

Another wild weather week here in west-central Illinois. We started out on a mild note Monday, which allowed some to finish anhydrous application or start some tillage. But most were hesitant to do any fieldwork ahead of the cold blast Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh, by the way, did I mention the…

It’s the tale of two counties in the state of Illinois. Where most of you east of I-55 are begging for a nice drink of rain, we here on the western side had a little too much. It started with a fast-moving storm April 14 that brought 2 inches, then the slow-moving system last Saturday droppe…

It was a furious pace early last week, as conditions mimicked early May rather than April. Saw several planters get in some early corn and a lot of third-hand reports of several acres of soybeans in as well. Heard that one farmer has all his 700 acres of corn in the ground. But then came a p…

Welcome back everybody! I hope you had the chance to celebrate the risen Savior with loved ones in person this year. Tractor engines are revving and racing in anticipation to hit the fields this week. Already some reports of corn AND soybeans in the ground the past few days. Still some late …