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Area fields benefit from spotty rains

A corn field in southern Livingston County received a shower on Saturday / CIFN photo.

CHENOA – Some much-needed rain fell over the weekend on David Schuler’s fields around Chenoa and Lexington and he is good with that.

Crops don’t look bad in that area despite the previous dry conditions.

“We’ll take whatever we can get,” Schuler told The Central Illinois Farm Network on Saturday afternoon. “It looks like it was a nice shower.”

Rainfall had been spotty up until the weekend. During a previous rain event, Schuler’s father, who lives five miles to the west, received a half inch and further to the west of him, an inch fell. Schuler’s home hardly received any rain from that system and was dry for about two weeks.

It is a busy time across the Schuler farms as they are finishing up the post sprayer trip.

“We have a few fields where we are waiting on the right weather and temperatures to get that application done,” said Schuler.

The Schulers have also been hauling corn and soybeans trying to get bins empty ahead of what they hope is another good harvest. Schuler feels the crops are off to one of the best starts ever with phenomenal stands as everything was planted in a timely manner.

“Overall, we are very pleased with the way our crop looks right now.”


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