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'It's ugly. It makes everything 50 to 100 percent harder,' said Dennis Riggs, who had all hands on deck Friday at his farm near Sidney get everything finished before rain lashed down all weekend.

The Gardner-farmdoc Payment Calculator incorporates changes made to the 2018 Farm Bill and will help farmers estimate payments from the Agriculture Risk Coverage, County and Price Loss Coverage farm programs, which provide farmers payments when revenue and commodity prices drop below certain levels.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois geologist who is part of a team that has developed new computer models to help researchers better forecast volcanic eruptions.

Linda Hewerdine's Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergencies houses as many as 72 of them at a time at her farm outside Dewey. Many will find safe, new homes.