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Illinois Farms Wait to Assess Rain Damage


  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.

     Macon County Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Tim Stock says farmers around the Decatur area must wait until the water drains to assess how much damage the flooding caused.

     Farmers are hoping for a dry week and Stock says if the soil dries quickly and crusts over, farmers will have to use rotary hoes to break it up.