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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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2012 in review

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who has visited this blog in 2012!  Here’s a rundown of some stats provided by WordPress.  I had more than double the traffic here than I did in 2011.  Let’s see if we … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path

This actually happens on a fairly regular basis around here.  Someone drives right off the end of a county road at a “T.”  I almost never see the vehicle.  Just the evidence that a driver didn’t see that the road … Continue reading

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Farmers vs The Walking Dead

I get asked a lot of interesting questions by all kinds of people about farming, but last week I may have gotten the best one yet.  Tammy Luck of Grown Up, Now What? hit me with a zombie question on … Continue reading

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2012 Drought Effect on Corn Yield

Yesterday we finished harvesting our first field after this long summer of drought.  The end result was a nice surprise with the yield monitor in the combine showing 151 bushels per acre average.  I saw yields in this field anywhere … Continue reading

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250 Bushel Soybeans

My parents have an exceptional soybean plant near their house.  This plant is actually on the edge of a neighbor’s corn field and has managed to survive the growing season.  Dad counted the pods on this plant estimating an entire … Continue reading

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USDA, CNN Visit Our Farm to Inspect 2012 Drought Damage

About two weeks ago we learned USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse was going to be touring the Midwest surveying the effect of drought and extreme heat across the Corn Belt.  Our farm ended up as a stop … Continue reading

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