Minnesota and Iowa Field Notes #PLANT2020

May 26, 2020

Minnesota and Iowa Field Notes #PLANT2020

May 26, 2020

Key Issues:Production

Author: Cathryn Wojcicki

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth 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.


Now, the series is being presented in an exciting new format that features reports in a short format with insight and provides a real picture of American farm life through visuals.


“Our corn crop is going well so far. We do need sun and heat. It’s been overcast past two weeks with plenty of rain. The crop has emerged, but we are waiting on the sun and temperatures in the 70s so that it can really take off. Right now, the forecasters are talking sun tomorrow with the heat coming next week.”


- Bryan Biegler, Minnesota farmer


“Today, we’re clearing out the bins and delivering last year’s corn. The new crop is going better than I thought that it would. I was concerned when it was hit with frost, but the warmer, humid weather brought it back quickly.”


- April Hemmes, Iowa farmer


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