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Some farmers had to replant after heavy rain

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QUINCY, IL (WGEM) - As we enter the fourth of July weekend, farmers corn is looking good while others are having some issues.

Adams County, Illinois farmer Steve Mast said about 20% percent of the corn that was planted on Mother's day weekend had to be replanted because of heavy rains in the middle of May causing the corn to rot in the ground.

He said after replanting, his crop is looking good despite the rain we got this week.

Mast said other farmers might not have been as lucky as him.

"The rains we had in the last week or ten days that was just a tremendous amount of rain," Mast said. "If you had fields that were in the river bottoms you probably lost some corn and crop to flooding and ponding in the fields."

Mast said with an abundant amount of soil moisture, his crops could go two to three weeks without rain and still be good.

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Chelsea Smith

Meteorologist Chelsea Smith is part of the WGEM Storm Track Weather team.

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