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Frozen Grounds May Impact Farmers Soon

TAZEWELL COUNTY - Local farmers are hoping for a warm-up, otherwise planting season might take a hit.
Farmers in Tazewell County are hoping old man winter lets up on Central Illinois soon, otherwise it may have a dramatic affect on this year's planting season. 

"The ground here is about 18 to 22 inches frozen deep", says David Uhlman, a farmer near Tremont. 

"I could use a few really warm days to thaw that out", says Uhlam. 
 Uhlam is a third generation farmer and says this winter compares to that of 1979. 

He says the ground is so frozen, planting season may be delayed. 
The prime time for planting season around April 15 to May 10, according to Uhlam. 

Also, livestock is taking in the cold. 
Uhlam says his cows have fur and extra fat to help but when temperatures get below 0°, they have to keep an extra eye on them. 
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