Category Archives: Family Life

July Jobs

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 John is out with the 4730 sprayer today putting WeatherMax on the double-crop soybeans (DCB).  He will return with some dicamba on most of them later in the week.  His scouting work yesterday led him to … Continue reading

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Special meeting

Friday, July 13, 2018 Last week I received a call from Steve Brown, the State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Indiana. He called to report that the head of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) of USDA, Martin … Continue reading

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Still waiting…

Monday, July 2, 2018 There are a couple spots where I need to return and replant some soybeans.  Recent heavy rainfall has drowned those areas.  But upon latest inspection, water remains there, and I must wait for that to dry … Continue reading

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Routine stuff

Friday, June 29, 2018 Another month nearly over.  2018 is zipping by.   (School starts again here in 5 weeks!) No rain yesterday, and the days are warming up.   Today’s temp is predicted for 93F (34C).  The talk around is about … Continue reading

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Corn Tassels

Monday, June 25, 2018 The tassels are beginning to emerge on our corn.  Pretty soon, that sweet aroma will fill the air. The old adage about knee-high by the 4th of July will not apply to 2018.  Corn will be … Continue reading

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Wheat 18

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Wheat harvest wrapped up Monday evening.  It was perhaps a bit disappointing as we were harvesting.  We had not produced wheat since 2014, and we had been hearing neighbors speak about their 100-bushel wheat in the … Continue reading

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‘nother rain

Friday, June 15, 2018 Early this morning, about breakfast time, we received another light rain.  This is on top of the one we got on Wednesday evening, which brought us about a half inch (13mm).   6.2 inches (157 mm) this … Continue reading

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