Peoria County

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Mary farms with her husband, Jacob, in Marshall and Peoria counties. They have two children, Kayla and Kyle.

A few farmers in the area have finished planting for the season. After a warm, windy weekend, we received another half-inch of rain. Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures kept us out of the fields for a while. The forecast is dry with warming temperatures. Another good week should give us the…

A couple inches of rain midweek rained us out after a good run. We had less rain in our northern fields, and hopefully, will be back at it soon. Word on the street is there may be a field in the area planted around Easter that you can actually row their corn. If that doesn’t get all the neig…

We're rolling! Plant 2021 has officially started for most farm families in the Peoria area. For me, the start of spring planting is such an exciting time. Another crop season has begun, and with it comes hope for the future. As the kids and I were riding with Jake in the planter tractor, I t…

Mother Nature didn't cooperate as we received around 1.5 inches of rain. The temperature stayed in the low 50s which wasn't enough to dry the fields for planting. Some producers might be able to get in this week if the rain holds off.

A few planters were rolling last week throughout the area. With 75-degree weather and dry fields, local farmers were able to get fieldwork done and equipment in order. If the weather holds, I can see this week being a big planting week in the Peoria area.  

Hello! My name is Mary Streitmatter and my husband, Jake, and I, along with our daughter, Kayla, and son, Kyle, live on a farm about 20 minutes north of Peoria. We grow corn and soybeans and are looking forward to another growing season. Spring-applied anhydrous is starting to go on, and wit…