(Posted Fri. Apr 29th, 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 April Hemmes, who farms in north central Iowa, to find out how corn planting has progressed. On her farm, the corn planting is complete and emergence is well underway. Looking around many farms in her area, she sees at least as many acres planted to corn as most forecasts project.
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.