Boone County

Marshall farms with his wife and daughter’s family. They grow corn, soybeans, wheat and hay, and raise pastured turkeys for the Thanksgiving market. They have just started organic production o…

It is getting closer to summertime temperatures, so the look around the county shows corn spiking through fields. Some of the mid-April planted fields are looking substantially better, while some fields are going to need spots replanted after some good-sized water holes dry out. West of me, …

We took the day off Sunday for Mother’s Day. We had corn in the ground, a fire in the stove and rain/snow slop in the air. It was a drying day Monday and a strip building day Tuesday for beans to get planted. I keep wanting to get excited about finishing up planting, but most of the corn is …

Four days ago, we dropped the anhydrous bar off the tractor and entered a field that was in perfect condition to plant. We got about an hour into it when sprinkles started hitting the windshield. When it ended, there was about 2.75 inches on the ground. The county range was roughly 2 to 3.5 …