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John Pat Smaller

2017 Conservation Farm Family of the Year

The LaSalle County Soil and Water Conservation District recognized John and Pat Sondgeroth, of Mendota, as the 2017 Conservation Farm Family of the Year.  John is a fourth generation farmer.  In 2003, the farm where they reside was certified as a Centennial Farm with the State of Illinois. As the years went by in the…read more »

Brownfield Ag News

A seasonal pattern for much of the Plains, Midwest

   Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies a gradual warming trend. Significant soil moisture shortages persist in the southwestern Corn Belt broadly centered on Missouri, as well as parts of Michigan and environs. However, growing conditions for corn and soybeans remain favorable across the majority of the Midwest, as evidenced by more than…read more »

Seasonal warmth, heat in most areas of the Heartland

Locally heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop this weekend across the upper Midwest and neighboring regions before shifting eastward early next week. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches in the upper Midwest. In contrast, mostly dry weather will prevail in California and the Northwest, as well as much of Texas, while spotty…read more »