(Posted Fri. Jul 13th, 2018)
This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its eighth 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 Lowell Neitzel, who farms just outside of Lawrence, Kansas. As the crop hits mid-season, unfavorable weather conditions are adversely impacting his corn.
“It is pretty dry out here,” Neitzel explained. “It has been super hot the last few weeks. We have gotten a few showers that some of our neighbors haven’t gotten, but, overall, we are really dry. I am hopeful that we will catch a rain this weekend. If we don’t catch a shower, we are in pretty bad shape.”
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.