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I-80 Planting Tour: Flooded Fields in Illinois

April 26, 2013
By: Tyne Morgan, Ag Day TV National Reporter

Sloppy conditions in Illinois have at least let farmers there quit worrying about the drought.

Dave Kestel, a Manhattan, Ill., farmer, wishes he could be planting his corn right now. But, knowing that his soil is getting a much-needed recharge keeps him in a good mood.

Kestel says that if the rains stop and the sun starts shining, he could be in the field in 10 days to two weeks. Even with this delay, he’s not yet considering a different crop mix.

"It is still too early to get too worked up," he says. "It is too early to start making drastic changes to production plans. Our subsoil is recharged, so I think we’re in great shape."


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