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Cooler weather dampening planting prospects

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Cooler weather and a little precipitation have slowed down activity in midwestern fields.

Central Illinois farmer Derek Martin tells Brownfield any moisture is welcome…

“We were dry last fall, barely got any snow or any rain over the winter, and definitely excited to see the rain,” he says.

He says they’ve been busy preparing for planting season…

“We were working on the planners, updating them, making sure everything works.”  He says, “We’ve been working on machinery, working a little bit of ground where it needs to be worked.

Cooler weather dampening planting prospects