Farmer Perspective on Dr. Oz, GMO, and Enlist Duo

Dr. Oz Ruffles Feathers with Herbicide Drift via thefaremrslife.com

Following right on the heels of USDA’s decision to deregulate Dow Agroscience’s Enlist corn, Enlist soybeans and Enlist E3 soybean traits The Dr. Oz Show aired a segment on the coming supposed dangers that will accompany the new herbicide formulation called Enlist Duo pending EPA approval. I received several messages through social media about the show so I set […]

Farm Week in Pictures 09/20/2014

Soybean Harvest via thefarmerslife.com

It’s transition into harvest week on the farm!  We got most of three early maturity soybean fields harvested.  I say most because summer ended in a rainy fashion, and there are some areas we just can’t drive the combine right now.  Another soaker came through Saturday night which will slow down our slow start a […]

Great Grain Cart Improvements

Grain Cart via thefarmerslife.com

A grain cart is a great tool for adding efficiency to harvest.  A cart keeps a combine moving while spending more time harvesting and less time driving to and from trucks waiting at the edge of a field.  Combines are expensive to operate so the less hours a farmer can put on his combine the […]

Farm Week in Pictures 09/06/2014

Grain Storage via thefarmerslife.com

We’ve been ramping up our efforts to prepare for harvest on the farm.  Storage is being readied, and equipment is making its way through the shop to for final tweaks.  Crops are being watched too, because we have some early maturing soybeans that could be ready fairly soon. Bin There, Done That. This is our main […]

Farm Week in Pictures 08/30/2014

Corn Kernels via thefarmerslife.com

Our crops our changing across the farm.  Summer is coming to a close and fall harvest season will be upon on soon. Seasonal Soybeans We planted some early maturing soybean varieties this year, and many of them are beginning to drop leaves already.  Drier spots started to change in these early beans when we had dry weather […]