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Farm

  • Southwestern Electric meeting Saturday

    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members will gather to celebrate the cooperative’s 75th anniversary at its annual meeting this Saturday at 7 a.m. at Greenville Junior High School.
    Breakfast will be served from 7-9:30 a.m., and the event will conclude with a business meeting at 10 a.m.
    Members will vote on candidates for three open seats on the board of directors. In the district that includes Fayette County, the incumbent, Ann Schwarm of Loogootee, is unopposed.

  • Hot, dry weather having impact on Illinois' crops

    Hot, dry weather dominated the state, with measurable amounts of precipitation limited to the Northeast and Southeast districts.
    Statewide, temperatures averaged 80 degrees, which was 6.8 degrees above normal.
    Precipitation across the state averaged 0.30 inches, which is 0.53 inches below normal. The dry conditions across the state continue to have a negative impact on the crop conditions,  with many reports of firing in corn fields across the state.
    There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork.

  • Farm Progress Show

    DECATUR – As they arrived at last week’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ken and Brian Cripe had a plan.
    In order to see everything at the mammoth show, the brothers set out to walk each of the 12 east-west streets in Progress City, checking out the booths on each of the three-block-long streets.

  • Favorable conditions aid growth of Illinois' crops

    More below-average temperatures were received across Illinois this past week, as field crops continue to develop behind the five-year average.
    Conditions remain mostly good for all crops statewide.
    Temperatures across the state averaged 72.2 degrees for the week, 1.5 degrees below normal.
    There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture across the state was rated as 4 percent very short, 35 percent short, 59 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.

  • Corn yields estimated at 165 in Illinois

    The Illinois field office of National Agricultural Statistics Service this week released its August crop production report. State and national highlights of the report include:
    ILLINOIS

  • Area corn looking 'extremely good'

    What a difference a year makes. This time last year, area farmers were watching their once-promising corn crop wither away to nearly nothing.
    In 2013, it’s an entirely different story. And a much happier one.

  • Heritage Days at Greenville Farm Museum
  • Historical ag statistics now available online

    In early July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) simplified access to historic data by putting 77 years’ worth of agricultural statistics online.
    In the past, this information, published in the annual bulletin Agricultural Statistics, was available in print form only.

  • Rain, cooler weather good for area crops

    Rain and cool temperatures continue to benefit corn and soybeans. Isolated portions of Central Illinois still need more rain, while areas of Southeastern Illinois received too much.
    The temperatures across the state averaged 68.8 degrees for the week, 6.5 degrees below normal.
    There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
    Topsoil moisture across the state was rated as 2 percent very short, 25 percent short, 69 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.

  • Precipitation below normal, temps down

    Crops were growing at a steady pace last week and were looking good. However, more rain will be needed to continue this pattern in crop development.
    The weather has been favorable for weeds and pests, so spraying was in full swing last week. Precipitation averaged 0.53 inches throughout the state, 0.27 inches below normal. Temperatures across the state averaged 74.9 degrees for the week, 1.5 degrees below normal.
    There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork last week.