Boone County

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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…

At the halfway mark in October, the bean head is tucked in the back of the shed and corn is flying out of the fields. The ground is firm, moisture is in the 17% to 19% range and yields are mostly on the pleasant side of really nice. I hit my steepest sloped hills. The co-op is following up w…

Lask week was the week we were hoping for. The ground was firm, the stems were dry and beans were moving rather quickly from open fields into storage or the elevator. After the showers from last week some began inching into the fields late Sunday afternoon and by Monday everyone was in high …

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We had a good day of beans on Sept. 25. I don’t usually expect eight hours of uninterrupted work on day one. There’s usually wrenches, trips to the implement dealership and few productive hours to show for it. It’s been a week since then and either fog, rain or drizzle have dominated the int…

I saw soybean dust coming from multiple combines Thursday. Some machines were running through stems with a few leaves hanging on, while others were pulling in perfectly dry plants. It’s a typical early season situation jumping from field to field, hoping to carve out enough to get a good ide…