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Ron Moore raises corn and soybeans on his farm near Roseville.

We received .6 inches of rain last week. Cooler weather followed. I am really tired of mowing my lawn in long johns and a winter coat. I hope it warms up soon. We started planting again last Thursday. We should be finished by the time you read this. Early-planted corn is at the two-leaf stag…

We received .9 inches of rain last week. It was very welcome since it had become very dry. We are about 75% done with both corn and beans. The corn planted April 6 emerged last week. The stand looks good for corn planted that early this year. I have not seen any soybeans emerged yet. We have…

We had 2 inches of snow last Monday and temperatures in the 20s the next two mornings. After the snow melted, we started to plant soybeans. By Thursday, many planters were running. Temps climbed into the 50s with lots of sunshine. Pastures have responded to the warm weather, and we will star…

We received 2 inches of rain last week. With the cooler temperatures, it has stopped all fieldwork. The corn I planted April 6 has germinated and has a quarter-inch tap root now. I don’t expect it to emerge until May. The forecast is for more cooler weather this week, so not sure when fieldw…

A few planters started last week. We planted 75 acres of corn last Tuesday. It rained 1.2 inches Wednesday and Thursday. The warm weather did get the ground to dry out to plant. Conditions were really good for early April. The showers should get the grass to green up so we can turn cattle ou…

Hello from western Illinois for another year of crop watching. We are ready to plant corn and beans. The weather has not cooperated, though. Temperatures in the low 20’s last week will delay any early planting. The weather is forecast to get warmer, but it may not be enough to get farmers st…