Author Archives: Brian

About Brian

Farming 2300 acres of corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat with my father and grandfather in Northwest Indiana.

Farm Week in Pictures 03/03/2013

It’s March! Spring is quickly approaching. When we will start planting corn and soybeans? Six weeks? Two months? We just have to wait on the weather. In the meantime, there’s still plenty to do on the farm. Advertisements

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Farm Week in Pictures 02/23/2013

Winter carries on around the farm.  Spring is awfully close though!

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Quick Thoughts on Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Company

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments involving an Indiana farmer who allegedly bought commodity seed from an elevator and used that seed to plant another crop.  Monsanto argues this act would infringe on its technology use agreement.  To me … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Events

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Weekend at the Chicago Auto Show

Taking our somewhat annual trip to stay with friends in Chicago, eat great food, and check out the auto show.

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How a Farmland Auction Works

Dad, Grandpa, my wife, and I went to a farm auction tonight.  We didn’t purchase the farm, but I thought I’d do a quick rundown of the auction process for all of you readers. Farm land auctions work a little … Continue reading

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Farming Smarter with Cover Crops

Last September we seeded our first round of cover crops on roughly 200 acres.  These crops that we will never harvest are probably the most exciting thing on the farm right now for me. What is a Cover Crop A … Continue reading

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