Jackson County

Eric Shields is a second generation CropWatcher who raises corn soybeans and wheat in Jackson and surrounding counties. He is also a farmer-dealer for Asgrow and DeKalb seed, and a part-owner …

 Rain, rain and more rain. I think last week we got some form of precipitation every single day. The most I heard was about 6 inches during one particular rain. I don’t know about everyone else, but we could use a little dry weather. Like myself, most farmers in the area still have a pretty …

Like most people in Illinois, we had a late-season frost forecast that looked like it could do some damage. Fortunately for us, I think most crops were spared. However, I have heard of some patchy spots that might have gotten dinged a little bit. For the most part, everything still looks pre…