Planting progress right on schedule for Illinois farmer
Southeast Illinois farmer Martin Barbre says he couldn’t ask for a better start to the growing season. “We started a week ago Monday,” he says. “Everything we’ve planted so far looks good – the corn is up. We’re not quite 40 percent planted on corn and about 25 percent planted on beans.”
As for his planting start date – he tells Brownfield they’re right on schedule. “We’re actually a little early if not right on time,” he says. “We’ve got a pretty good rain storm predicted for this weekend and it may put us a little behind when we get to there. Most of the rest of our corn ground is ready to plant.”
But Barbre says they’re taking a break for a couple of days – with the forecast for heavy showers, he doesn’t like to put the crop in the ground before that much rainfall.
AUDIO: Martin Barbre, Carmi, IL
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