St. Clair County

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Dave Hankammer farms in a partnership with his brother near Millstadt, approximately 20 miles from St. Louis. They produce corn, soybeans and wheat.

We have been experiencing hot, humid weather. The heat helped dry out the soil enough to allow a post-application of herbicide in several soybean fields. Farmers have found it necessary to take advantage of any dry period to control weeds. We¬† received 1.5 inches of rain Wednesday, making fi…

Since my last report, the weather was hot and dry except for Wednesday when we had storms move through the area, bringing high winds and heavy rain. We received 1.5 inches of rain while other parts of the county had more than 3 inches. Localized flooding occurred in some areas. A field of Ju…

Daytime temperatures continued to climb last week. Highs were in the mid to upper 90s with the heat index above 100 for a couple of days. The heat did trigger spotty summer storms. Rainfall amounts varied from a light shower to more than an inch, depending on where you were in the county. Th…