(Posted Tue. Aug 23rd, 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 Dan Erickson, who farms in south central Minnesota.
“The corn crop is moving along quite well here,” he explained. “Obviously, we have had plenty of moisture, and we had good heat early in the season.
“In my immediate area, I think the acres of corn at the dent stage may even be at 50 percent. At least in my part of the state, I think that the corn may even be further along than what some reports indicate.”
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.