Brandenburg Farms

Cerro Gordo, Illinois

Brandenburg Farms is family-owned and family-operated grain farm. We work with landowners & farm managers with farm ground in Piatt County, Moultrie County & Macon County in central Illinois. Our philosophy is simple. We want to earn your trust to farm, protect, and improve your agricultural land investment. We want to farm your available farm ground.

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Trent’s Backhoe Finds Dry Subsoil

For the first time in many months, the Illinois Drought Monitor map is completely white, with no yellow abnormally dry or light orange moderate drought areas. “That’s because it’s all snow,” Trent said with a laugh. Trent just got home from his mid-winter vacation. He decided to dig up a big stump recently (March 11, 2023). After digging down through the topsoil, Trent observed that “The clay is dust. Usually, it will [be wet enough to] stick in the [backhoe] bucket, but I was eight feet down, and it was crumbling to dust.”

Trent was optimistic about having enough moisture to start and grow his corn and soybeans successfully this year. “We’ll probably get a gully washer right when we want to plant,” Trent concluded. The nearest Illinois State Climatologist soil moisture sampling station to Trent’s farmland is in Urbana. That station reports current soil moisture in the upper 20% of historic numbers at all depths: 4-inch, 8-inch, and 20-inch. The lack of prolonged hard freezing this winter has let the frequent rainfalls pass through the topsoil and soak up the subsoil in many places. Except where Trent was digging his stump.

March 12, 2023|

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