Winter wheat starts strong for Illinois farmer

A southern Illinois farmer says dry conditions were favorable for winter wheat planting this year.

Dean Campbell in Randolph County tells Brownfield they sowed wheat through a 6-week dry spell, finishing on October 25th.  

“We were in a situation like the old saying ‘you sow it in the dust and the bins will bust, you sow it in the mud it’ll be a dud’. Well, we sowed everything in the dust.”

Campbell says he is happy with condition at this stage.