Champaign County

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Daniel Herriott farms with his father, Steve, and his brother, Matthew. They grow corn and soybeans near Sidney in southeastern Champaign County. Daniel is a second-generation CropWatcher. Dan…

Rain last week slowed down planting progress in the fields. There were short windows for some during the weekend and Thursday. Rainfall totals were near a half-inch, which allowed some sprayers to get caught up during the dry days. I would estimate that planting is 75% complete. Besides the …

The more seasonal weather this week has been a blessing. Planting progress was rapid in the early part of the week before the rain. I would estimate planting progress is 75% or greater. Wednesday rains brought a welcome inch. There were localized pockets that had more or less. Corn and bean …

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What a week!  Corn and soybean planting continued during the weekend and into the first part of the week. Some April 5-6 corn and beans emerged just a day or two in front of the cold front. It was a sight to see spiked corn getting covered by the snowfall. Most of the area had nearly 1 ½ inc…

Last weekend, we had about a half-inch of rain. That put a halt on much of the spring progress till midweek. A few folks chiseled ground going into soybeans Wednesday and Thursday. A few people planted soybeans and fewer people planted corn. The majority of planted fields are soybean fields.…

Spring was in the air last week. Many shed doors were open with planters rolling, ground being worked and anhydrous being applied in the first part of the week. The majority of the planting was soybeans, but some corn got planted, too. Planting conditions were really good on the fields with …

It is great to be back for another season! We are blessed to have welcomed our third son to the farm this spring. There has been very little fieldwork completed since last fall. There have been one or two days of spring anhydrous occur over a week ago. Spring weather has not been conducive y…