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My Farm My Story

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a new video series called “My Farm My Story” and our family farm was chosen to be one of the featured farms.  I spent part of a day  a few months back being interviewed and explaining how our farm works.  It … Continue reading

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Still Feeling the Impacts of the 2012 Drought

The drought of 2012 may be over but the impact from the drought is still being felt on our farm every day.  A lot of last year’s corn crop had aflatoxin in it.  As a result, we have to test … Continue reading

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When It Rains, It Pours!

We finished planting our corn on Saturday, May 25th around 2:00 a.m.  Later that day the rain set in and it rained over seven inches last week on our farm.  And on top of that, the temperature dropped to the … Continue reading

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Finally Planting Corn on May 21st!

It’s been a busy and stressful month for us.  We have had a lot of rain, 3 1/2 inches to be exact.  Last week we were finally able to get in our fields to work the ground.  The weeds took … Continue reading

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Not A Seed Planted

Today is the third day of May and all of our corn seed is still in the bag instead of being planted in the ground.  Last year at this time we had most of our corn planted.  My husband isn’t … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward – Agriculture Style

With all of the negative news in today’s world, it’s easy to think we live in a troubled place.  It’s easy to become cynical and think no one cares about their neighbors anymore.  Today I received a phone call that … Continue reading

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It Took 40 Days But It Finally RAINED!

Early this morning I heard a very unfamiliar sound tapping on our bedroom window.  I opened my eyes and to my surprise it was RAIN! I thought it had forgotten how to rain in our neck of the woods.  I … Continue reading

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