What a harvest season! Since our last update, we have finished with soybeans and are a couple days away from completing corn harvest. This year has provided great yields, and an opportunity for many “firsts” on our farm.
Through afifliation with Illinois Corn Growers Association, we were approached by the Corn Farmers Coalition. “The Corn Farmers Coalition is an alliance of family corn farmers from across the United States and represents tens of thousands of dues-paying farmers. The coalition formed in 2008 to educate policy-makers in Washington about how tech-savvy, innovative farmers are […]
With field operations and grain hauling complete, we have shifted our focus to the list of summer projects. We made two aerial scouting tours over the month of July, and have been very pleased with crop conditions. The corn crop looks great… stand, evenness and color. The soybean crop has improved drastically towards the end of the month… color […]
Pleased to share that the transition to summer is in full swing! We had a great week of unseasonably cool weather, and two nice rain showers. Current farm activities include delivering soybeans to the Decatur and meeting with suppliers for 2014 harvest and the 2015 season.
Very productive past week for us on the farm. We were able to finish the last bit of soybeans, complete all our corn sidedressing and replant all ponds where the corn was drown out. Spraying a post-application on corn has just begun.
Spring planting is near completion! The past few weeks have provided ideal growing conditions for crops… warm weather and rainfall is a wonderful combination. All our corn can be “rowed” in the field, and the plant stand and color is good. Saturday night, we recieved 1.25″ of rain in the Macon/Christian County area… the location […]