Near drought conditions concern local farmers

Near drought conditions concern local farmers.
VIOLA, Illinois – Farmer Chad Bell dealt with a wet May while trying to plant his corn, and now can only hope rain will fall soon to keep the crops alive.
"Everyday without rain means a few less dollars in our pocket.
The soil is bone dry and Bells’s corn is rolling, the plant’s leaves turning inward.
A few of the corn plants are turning a grayish color, and aren’t the usual healthy green.
"Not good," he said.
As long as it rains, soon.
"It’s salvageable.
But, with how dry it’s been right now, we may shave off some yields and in the end, it will cost us some money," Bell said.
"Someday, it will rain.

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