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LAMINE, Mo. — Near the Lamine River, Jason Linneman’s field had dried out enough to start planting corn. Planting that field on April 14, Linn…

LEETON, Mo. — Parked on a high spot in a Henry County field, the view from R.T. Slack’s tractor sprawled out in all directions, showing rollin…

BERGER, Mo. — Mostly dry weather has allowed for rapid spring planting progress in many areas, although farmers are hoping for some precipitat…

Midwestern farm states are experiencing a gradually lengthening growing season, which can have a variety of impacts for agriculture.

March was a wet month across much of Illinois. Statewide precipitation averaged 4.48 inches, 1.27 inches above normal.

The wet trend continued throughout the first week of April, especially in northern Illinois — more than 1.5 inches of rain fell in some places. NASS reported 1.7 and 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the weeks ending April 2 and April 9, respectively.

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