(Posted Fri. Jun 5th, 2015)
The National Corn Growers Association now offers its fifth 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 farmers from Maryland, Texas and Indiana, to get opinions on the outlook for the 2015 corn crop. Reports indicated interesting developments. Maryland finally received badly needed rain, while Texas benefits from necessary warmth which previously proved elusive. With the Indiana crop right on track, the overall perspective gained shows the optimism and resilience that characterize the spirit of America’s farmers.
Find out more about the crop in Texas with Jay Beckhusen by clicking 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.