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How Do Farmers Harvest Corn?

How do farmers harvest corn? via thefarmerslife.com

On our farm we grow corn for grain. Unlike sweet corn our corn remains in the field until fall when the plant reaches maturity and the grain dries out.  So what kind of equipment do we have to get it out of the field and into our grain bins or off to market? The Combine […]

Planting is over. Now what do farmers do?

Planting is over. Now what do farmers do? via thefarmerslife.com

Our 2015 planting season began on April 24. It ended on May 23. The season seemed longer than one month because I don’t believe we ever got a full week of planting in due to rains and waiting on particular fields to dry out. Some people think grain farmers like us work hard for just […]

Farm Week in Pictures 05/03/2014

Family Farm via thefarmerslife.com

A bit of a slow start early this farm week due to wet soils, but by Wednesday we were back to planting again.  Take a look!  Family Farming Great shot my wife got of our son and me after he spent a whole afternoon (until 9pm) planting popcorn with me. Planting that popcorn! Seed Swap! […]

How Do Farmers Know When to Plant?

How do farmers know when to plant? via thefarmerslife.com

Supposedly the third week of April is the best time to plant corn here in Northern Indiana, but sometimes conditions aren’t fit for planting or doing any kind of field work that week.  In 2012 we started crazy early on March 28th, but it had been 80ºF for two weeks by that time.  Conditions were […]

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