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Mild winter is concerning for Illinois farmer

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A west-central Illinois farmer says the mild winter is one of his biggest concerns heading into the 2024 planting season.

Al Johnston says when temperatures got really cold, there was still plenty of snow cover on the ground. “A lot of our ground has not really frozen and hasn’t had frost move very deep,” he says.  “So we probably haven’t hurt the insect populations much just with the kind of winter we’ve had.”

And, he tells Brownfield, low prices are always a concern.

Mild winter is concerning for Illinois farmer