McLean County Farm Bureau

If Mother Nature’s New Year’s resolution was to stay active, she’s still going strong.

 While Illinois received 3-6 inches of precipitation in a recent 30-day stretch, heavy snowpacks remain in place from Montana to Wisconsin. Temperatures will be crucial in the weeks ahead for farmers, but if snow melts too quickly, it could produce flooding issues. John Baranick, DTN meteorologist, and Rich Nelson, Allendale director of research, discuss the weather’s impact on spring planting.



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