A central Illinois grain farmer says a hot, dry spell could stress row crops this week.
Elliott Uphoff of Shelby County tells Brownfield they haven’t had rain in a couple of weeks.
“We’re dry, but we’re not hurting yet. It’s going to be getting to that point. Probably early next week, we’re going to be needing the rain pretty bad.”
He says high daytime temperatures are making corn and soybean leaves roll.