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Ready To Go

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By Dave Bell

Though not many area farmers have begun planting, plenty are out in the fields doing tillage work or applying anhydrous ammonia.

In this picture, a farmer is silhouetted against the late afternoon sun as he prepares a field northwest of Vandalia on Tuesday. Illinois farmers are planning to plant slightly fewer acres of corn and slightly more acres of soybeans. Nationwide, farmers will plant the highest number of acres of corn in the past 75 years.