(Posted Fri. Nov 21st, 2014)
The National Corn Growers Association now offers its fourth season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities.
This week, Field Notes caught up with Brian Scott, an Indiana corn farmer who also authors the blog thefarmerslife.com. While harvest took longer than normal in 2014, the final outcome proved worth the wait.
“As far as corn goes, it was a record crop for our farm,” he said. “Prices have recovered here a little bit, so that helps. Now, we are just moving on to the next phase after harvest.”
Scott looked more closely at his crop and detailed the specifics of his record crop.
“On corn, we averaged 224 bushels per acre,” said Scott. “Breaking that down, we grew 226 bushels per acre of dent corn and 215 of waxy corn. The yields were very, very good for us.”
To listen to the full interview with Scott, including his explanation of what farmers do once harvest is over, click here.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as Field Notes follows the growers who have opened their farms, families and communities up this year and meet the true faces of modern American agriculture.