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Randy Anderson grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his farm near Galatia. He also operates a small cow/calf herd.

Finally got six days with no rain and heat. But ground is starting to come around. With the heat was high humidity and it just seemed like it was wetter every morning. Guys are running where possible, but you just can’t go from field to field. It’s like checkers. Work, move a few miles, work…

Some progress was made last week, but still no land speed record. Was able to get a few acres of beans in early in the week. Then rain here at the end of the week. Planting overall for the county is at best 20%. This week’s forecast is cranking up the heat and no rain, so things will get cra…

As I’m typing this Friday, guess what? There’s rain on the radar. The equipment is sitting in the shed and planters, too. There have been a few rolling over in Gallatin and White counties. Did some more burndown on fields that have to be worked up from ruts last fall. Wheat has had all the w…

The struggle continues for another week. Wet, cool, repeat; cool, wet and repeat. I did put on some burndown and some residual, but ground conditions were not ideal. Some the wheat is showing the stress of the wet conditions. Pasture is greening up; some need to figure out how much fertilize…

Another wet week here in the south. Just hauling grain and checking equipment over one last time. Fields are starting to get a green tint to them. It’s been too wet to get early burndown on. Retailers are getting nervous it will all hit at once when it gets dry. Next on the farm is commodity…

The first part of last week wasn’t too bad. I got a few acres of wheat sprayed then the rest of the week it rained four out the five days. It finished out on a cold note. No fieldwork, just a lot of studying about and thinking of the work ahead.

Well, as the old story goes: a week late and five dollars short I show up! As things start to green up I hope spring shows up with some great weather. Some field activity over the last few weeks of NH3 going on and some spraying. Still grain being moved off the farm but the lines at the elev…

As harvest is getting closer to the end, you start hearing ads on the radio of what a person is thankful for. I’m thankful for Christ, my family and a great opportunity to do what I like to do. And that’s grow crops that turn into food either for humans or animals. I’m down to a few acres of…

Well, some are getting close to the finish line but some can’t catch a break. Only one day of harvest at the ranch for us but we did get done with wheat. Field conditions are starting to deteriorate making it more time consuming.

Had a pretty good week. We were able to get back to cutting beans Monday but most days we weren’t able to start until noon from the large dews. Corn and bean harvest are 60% or little more complete. We should finish up wheat planting, too. The coming week looks to be wet, so we’ve been pushi…

Last week has been an off-and-on harvest week with cloudy and wet conditions. No bean cutting at my farm and corn harvest was hit and miss. Got a little wheat in. We’ll see if we can get started again. Our beans are all ready to cut, just getting a few dry days would help.

We went from virtually no rain for three to four weeks to almost mud and muddy in some spots. Trying to get wheat in is going to be a challenge. Harvest is slow between showers and problems at the terminals are making for a tough harvest. Some are mechanical, but the biggest problem is the l…

Been a very good few weeks of harvest. Crop coming in nicely and weather has been good. Looking to start wheat this week and keep pushing on in the beans and let corn dry some more. I’d like to dedicate this report to the Bramlet family. Henry Bramlet passed away earlier in the week was a pa…

We had a few days off to catch up on some repairs with the rain that moved through. Ended up with a .5 to .6 tenths. Just a nice shower to help with wheat planting. Corn harvest is plugging along nicely, and more beans are get close to cutting.

Cut a few early beans and was pleased with the yields. For what they went through, we will try earlier next year. Most are starting to get into harvest full tilt. Hope to get rolling on corn. Just be mindful to take some breaks and remind yourself: The world wasn’t made in one day. Be carefu…