The Daily Eastern News

Local farmer weighs in on Illinois flooding

Local farmer weighs in on Illinois flooding

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

August 18, 2019

Under a cloudy gray sky on a humid July morning, Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, scans his cornfield among the stalks. He points toward the stalks that are lagging behind in growth because of flooding. He said it is impossible for people driving by to see just how much the excessive rain has affected...

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