Illinois grain farmer says moisture needed from winter storm


Illinois grain farmer says moisture needed from winter storm

East central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Bryan Severs says weather is top of mind for him this week.

“I’m focused on seeing how much precipitation we get here pretty quick. It looks like in the next couple of days we are gong to get back up to where we were.”

He says January was too dry in his area of Vermillion County for his liking and they are behind on precipitation.

“January was behind by a couple of inches, and it sounds like in the next 2 days we are going to catch back up for the beginning of February. I always pay attention to weather, it is one of the most important things that we deal with but can’t control.”

Severs’ farm is in a large portion of central Illinois currently under a winter storm warning by the National Weather Service through Thursday evening. The NWS warning is predicting heavy mixed precipitation, with snow accumulations of 7-16 inches and smaller accumulations of sleet and ice with 40mph winds.

Brownfield interviewed Severs at the Illinois Soybean Summit in Champaign on Tuesday. He serves as a district director for the Illinois Soybean Association.