Author Archive for Brian

Plotting for Profit

It has been said a financial portfolio should be diversified to protect the investment and cast a greater net for profit.  We do something like that on our farm even though on the surface we may not seem very diverse.  Yes we raise corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat.  But break it down further to find […]

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Corn Sidedress Nitrogen Rate Test

Fertilizing corn is one of the largest expenses on our farm, and Nitrogen (N) is the biggest contributor to that cost.  Over that last few seasons we have changed our N program quite a bit with goals of improving corn yield, more effective application timing, and reducing costs. In recent years we have stepped away […]

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Keep Calm and Farm on!

So yeah.  It’s September 30th, 2013 and there’s talk of a government shutdown at midnight tonight if Congress doesn’t pull it together.  Also the Farm Bill (which is really just a continuation of the old bill because Congress can’t manage to even get a Farm Bill done once every 5 years!) expires tonight. BUT! The […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 09/21/2013

It’s almost time to reap what we’ve sown on the farm this year.  But not quite.  We’ll start harvesting next week at least a little bit if not all out.  This past week we’ve checked on the maturing crop, sealed up grain bins, and prepped our equipment.  Take a look! Corn from Above I always […]

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