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Illinois farmer says there’s no rush to get in the field

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After decades of farming, northern Illinois farmer Steve Pitstick says he’s in no hurry to start planting.

As for when he’ll roll out the planter? “That question yesterday has a different answer than it would be today,” he says. “We had an 1.25” of rain last night, so I would say over 2 weeks away, but it depends on the weather.”

He tells Brownfield he’s been planting soybeans before corn for about a decade, and he’s learned a few things along the way.

Illinois farmer says there’s no rush to get in the field