(Posted Fri. Apr 8th, 2016)
This week, the National Corn Growers Association kicked off 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 farmers from Maryland and Iowa to get opinions on the outlook for the 2016 corn crop. The initial USDA Prospective Plantings report issued last week projected corn acres to increase by six percent this year. With planting still a few weeks out for both farmers, each discusses their planting plans along with providing perspective on environmental and market issues.
Share a laugh with April Hemmes as she discusses her planting plans in northern Iowa and shares the tasks that lie after planting on her farm 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.