(Posted Fri. Aug 19th, 2016)
The National Corn Growers Association continues its sixth 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 Indiana farmer Brian Scott, who blogs as The Farmer’s Life.
“We’re a few weeks past pollination now, and the corn hasn’t experienced much stress,” he explained. “Our corn crop is probably in the milk stage, and it is looking pretty good.
“It has been about three weeks since we had rain. It has been about the longest stretch this year. I don’t know if it took some of the highest yields down, but I haven’t seen any stress. I am kind of surprised. There must be more moisture out there than I thought, but it looks really good.”
To listen to the full interview, 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.