Tag Archives: crop insurance

One thing to check off the list

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Brandon went out again on the little Allis-Chalmers tractor yesterday to finish off an important task–ditch maintenance.  We like to keep our ditches free from woody sprouts and trees.  He has been applying a special herbicide … Continue reading

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Report day

Friday, July 8, 2016 Today, we will report our planted acres and planting dates to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and then to our crop insurance agent.  Each field is individually identified and marked on an FSA map.  It is … Continue reading

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Cold morning

Monday, January 18, 2016 When we started the day, it was 5ºF (-15C).  This is our coldest morning so far this winter.   The sun is shining, and the frozen ground keeps the roads and farm lot clean and clear.  The … Continue reading

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Looking good

Thursday, July 3, 2014 We visited all the DCB (double-crop soybeans) yesterday, and found them to be coming along very nicely.  Seems to be a good ‘stand’ almost everywhere, and they are growing fast. The planted acre reports were made … Continue reading

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No corn to market today…

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 …but today there is plenty of office work.  I am editing the reports for corn yields.  Now that we are almost empty, I can nail down the yields much more precisely. So, I am editing the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2012 Pleasant but chilly today.  Ross and Rhoda are departing for Winter Haven, Florida today.  I just gave them their ‘goodbye hug’.   Philip is coming home from Portland, Oregon.  So, we are asking for travel safety for them all. I … Continue reading

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Back in the groove

Tuesday morning, September 11, 2012 The 11th anniversary of 9-11 brings back vivid memories of that day.  You could not ask for a more beautiful day…. clear blue skies.  Like everyone else, I remember where I was and what I … Continue reading

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