Sangamon County

Jimmy Ayers raises corn and soybeans on his farm near New City, which is five miles south of Rochester.

Another wet week - 4.3 inches at home, range 2.5 to 5 inches around the county. The 4-inch soil temperature rose to 56. A lot of the corn has turned several shades greener, looking much better. The Sangamon River is flooding low ground. Flatland fields have extensive damage from ponding and …

Dried out enough for fieldwork by Tuesday in areas, Wednesday in others. Planting and spraying were the most common activity. Rain Thursday morning totaled .5 of an inch at our place, ranging from .3 to .8 across the county, which halted field operations. Earlier planted corn is still strugg…

Another wet week with several rain events totaling .75 of an inch for the week. Planted crops are starting to see the light of day. The tallest corn I have seen is in the V2 stage. Several fields of beans are starting to emerge. Looking for frost Friday night with a projected low of 33. Hope…

A very wet week. More than 4 inches over most of the county. No fieldwork was observed. A few of the early planted fields have begun to come up. Some areas had local flooding on streams and rivers. Sangamon County Farm Bureau organized a phone call to discuss options on government programs a…