Month: August 2013

Daily Farmer August 31, 2013

Are You Ready for Another Katrina? Eight years ago Katrina was winding up her assault on the Gulf and had headed inland, leaving damage in the path.  As we go about our day to day life, we don’t think too…

Daily Farmer August 30, 2013

Seeing the Possibilities We had a thunderstorm that left over three quarters inch of rain in GriggsDakota. We really don’t know how much it will help our crops yet, but some rain is always better than none. Rain brings… Read…

Daily Farmer August 29, 2013

Finishing Winter Wheat This is by far the latest date on which we have combined Winter Wheat. We will move on and combine some Spring Wheat next. The difference between the two is as clear as their names. Winter Wheat…

Daily Farmer August 28, 2013

Iris is 108 It was with great interest that I read Mikkel Pates’ Column in Agweek on an afternoon in April. The author is an acquaintance of Farmer Fred’s. The column mentioned that Mikkel Pates… Read More! Iris is 108 It was with…

Daily Farmer August 27, 2013

Combining Rained Out  It had been gray all day, but we didn’t expect to get wet, even when the first sprinkles started to fall. However, it doesn’t take many drops to stop the combines when they are harvesting… Read More! AgChat…

Daily Farmer August 26, 2013

Food Politics, Stories, SlowMoneyFarm If you ever think food politics don’t come into play, come with me for a month. The food landscape is littered with food politic explosive devices just waiting to attack credibility, what we… Read More! Geese…

Daily Farmer August 25, 2013

A Chicken Hero The first check in from the AgChat Foundation conference held grim news. Outdoor raising is a risk. Many say it’s better, some say it’s worse, some say it’s better but it’s a… Read More! Daily Farmer August…

Daily Farmer August 24, 2013

Daily Farmer August 23, 2013 To Bin or not to Bin? A crane on our grain bin site gets my attention. When is the right time to put up a bin. The answer is when you really need it, but to…

Daily Farmer August 22, 2013

Finishing Barley, Moving On  Today we will finish combining barley.  The barley is mostly in the bin now and it has been cleared as malting barley. The seed barley looks to be good quality, as well. But most of… Read More!…