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Menard County

Carrie Winkelmann

Carrie Winkelmann farms with her husband, Kyle, raising corn and soybeans. Carrie also works as an agriculture literacy coordinator for Sangamon-Menard Extension.


Combines were out and running here, and by the time you read this, everyone will be in full swing. We are going to start beans before corn, but they are all going to be ready at about the same time. Stay safe everyone!


No big harvest news from this area of the state. Just waiting patiently.


Rain has been the big news here. We received 1.8 inches of rain last Friday and 3.5 inches Tuesday night for a 5.3-inch rain total this week. Corn is almost completely turned, except for the upper green leaves, and is still standing well despite the rain and storms. Beans have been somewhat beaten down by the rains.


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