Saline County

Randy Anderson grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his farm near Galatia. He also operates a small cow/calf herd.

What a week is all I can say! We went from a couple weeks ago so dry that we thought we had our own Sahara dust storm to now the swamps of southeastern Illinois. Rain fall amounts were all over the board this week from a few inches to close to 8 to 10 inches in some spots. Been hearing repor…

Had a pretty good week. We got from 1.2 to 2.7 inches of rain across the farm. Crops looked refreshed. Finished up wheat before the rains. Wheat came in right at average which is pleasing from the tough spring it had. Should finish up double-crops this weekend. Been post-spraying beans and b…

Dry, dry, dry - that is all I can say. The cooler week has helped, but man could we use a rain. Only .5 in the last 21 days here at the ponderosa! Wrapping up wheat today, and overall, it’s been a good crop. There are signs of freeze damage and a little too much water in early spring. Post-s…

You could call last week the wet, dry week. Some areas received more than an inch and others no more than a trace. I got .25 at my house, east of me a mile got .6 of rain and west a few miles a trace. By next week, we will need a good soaker. Looking to start wheat first of this week and dou…