Coles County

Todd Easton raises corn, soybeans, and wheat on his farm near Charleston.

It was another slow week watching field ponds drain down again after last weekend’s refilling rains. Warmer, more sunny weather has at least put green back into the corn and bean plants after spending a week so yellow. I began to question if the seeds would have been better still in the bag.…

Things dried out last weekend, giving us a good hard run through Wednesday night until Thursday morning brought us not quite an inch of rainfall. Overall, we are probably about half done in the area. Temperatures are still a bit low, hanging in the area that all the seeds in the ground will …