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…

We had more than an inch of rain last week. There is a little water standing again in the lowest spots. Those areas will drag down the field averages. Higher corn ground is looking promising. Some of the cornfields that were not sprayed are showing disease move up the plant. April-planted so…

Last week was a humbling week. The county received widespread hail Saturday night. The worst from what I had seen was just south of Sidney. Multiple beanfields were defoliated to only 20% of the leaves left. Corn was shredded to the point that none of the leaves on the VT stage corn has an u…

It seems like our weather pattern is shifting again this year to be more like last year. Last week was hot and humid. Rain showers have been spotty with Sidney only having .1 of an inch of rain. Only a few miles north, they have had a few inches. Some of the isolated pop-up storms have broug…