Headache of an Illinois spring

Headache of an Illinois spring

A southeastern Illinois farmer says it’s been a rough spring.

“Well, it’s been a headache.”

Karl Probst, who grows corn, soybeans, and wheat, tells Brownfield he hopes to finish soybean planting before the next rain.

“Early we were sitting good and then it started raining.”  He says, “The month of April here on the farm we got 7.3 inches. I didn’t get anything done in April. I think I was sidelined for 45 days.”

Probst finally started planting on May 13th, and he says despite the delays he’s still optimistic.

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