Better farming weather likely
Expert predicts colder winter, normal summer
STERLING – The weather is expected to be kinder to farmers in the coming months.
Eric Apel, an agricultural meteorologist based near Peoria, spoke during the 2012 Northwestern Illinois Farm Show at the Westwood Fitness & Sports Center.
Unlike last year, this winter is expected to be colder than normal, with above-average snowfall, Apel said. That will create more soil moisture, helping farmers during the planting season.
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