Farm Week in Pictures 10/04/2014

Farm Kid via thefarmerslife.com

A varied week of farm activity and inactivity.  Got some good days of harvest in, and then it rained a few inches putting us out of commission until it’s dry enough to venture out on the soil again. Passed Out You spend enough time as a passenger in a tractor or combine and you’ll pass […]

Farm Week in Pictures 09/27/2014

John Deere Combine via thefarmerslife.com

Harvest continued this week.  We harvested all the soybeans we found were ready to cut aside from the few acres we had to leave because the ground was just too wet to drive across.  We got into about 40 acres of corn in two different fields before we called it quits Saturday afternoon.  Grain moisture is […]

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 […]