Illinois spring planting

The near-term outlook for central Illinois farmers isn’t bright. That’s according to Peoria County Farm Bureau manager Patrick Kirchhofer.

  DECATUR, Ill. - The weekend downpour didn't do farmers in central Illinois any favors.

    Farmers and those who track farming in the region say they’re  still assessing how much damage was done by the three inches of rain that fell in Macon County Saturday and Sunday.

     The rain may have washed away planting some farmers had already achieved or delayed planting for farmers who haven't planted yet.