From record snows to early drought conditions, Illinois farmers are facing an historic year for weather

Chicago's Afternoon News

DWIGHT, ILLINOIS – APRIL 23: An aerial view from a drone shows John Duffy planting corn on a farm he farms with his father on April 23, 2020 near Dwight, Illinois. Mild, dry weather has farmers in the state scrambling to get their fields planted. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pat Dumoulin, a corn and pig farmer from Hampshire, Il, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the unusual weather impacting Illinois’ farmers, specifically the early season drought conditions coming off of a milder winter.

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