How to Avoid GMO Popcorn

Orville Redenbacher non-GMO via thefarmerslife.com

Avoiding the consumption of genetically modified, or GMO, popcorn is very easy.  All anyone needs to do is eat popcorn.  Simple as can be.  As this post is written (August 2014) there is no GMO popcorn on store shelves nor is there any available for farmers to grow. I raise popcorn for Weaver Popcorn, and […]

What is Waxy Corn?

Waxy corn ear via thefarmerslife.com

We raise both dent and waxy corn on our farm.  Whenever I mention waxy someone inevitably asks me, “What is waxy corn?”  Even other corn growers tend to ask because it is not a large part of the overall corn market.  Here in Indiana there are several markets for waxy corn. What makes it waxy? […]

5 Things We Don’t Do on the Farm

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I’m always posting about what we do on the farm, but I never say much about what we are not doing.  That makes sense, right?  Of course it does.  However, there are practices and equipment that I think we could be using or at least would like to use in the future. Solar Power Our […]

Farm Week in Pictures 06/21/2014

No-Till Corn via thefarmerslife.com

We had a busy week on the farm.  We tended to our field borders, walked popcorn for rocks, inspected the growing crop, learned about the latest tech, fixed broken things, and I finished the week by heading over to Illinois for some additional education on unmanned aerial vehicle use in agriculture. Protecting the Border Each […]