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The number of irrigated farms in Illinois has risen by nearly 500. 
 
State Climatologist Jim Angel says the latest data shows 1,590 farms—up from 1,091 in in 2008.
 
 
Angel says for farmers, one or two doses of irrigation can make a big difference in yields in those dry years. 

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