Tag Archives: FSA

Special meeting

Friday, July 13, 2018 Last week I received a call from Steve Brown, the State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Indiana. He called to report that the head of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) of USDA, Martin … Continue reading

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Report day

Friday, July 8, 2016 Today, we will report our planted acres and planting dates to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and then to our crop insurance agent.  Each field is individually identified and marked on an FSA map.  It is … Continue reading

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Cover crop progress

Thursday, December 17, 2015 We planted a rye-and-radishes cover crop at the Lett and Watjen farms last fall, before harvesting the soybeans there.  We had the seed flown on with an airplane.  The dry weather of October was great for … Continue reading

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Whatcha doin’ now that harvest is over?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 The good weather continues, and it’s a treat!  Mid 70s temps today make for a pleasant time to be out and about.  What’s happening on the farm? -Corn and soybeans are being delivered to market again … Continue reading

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Brrrrr on the way…

Monday, November 10, 2014 The other combine is being washed outside today, and it’s a good thing because the weather forecast calls for rain tomorrow, and very cold days after that.  Highs in the 30s by mid-week!   Brrr! Office work … Continue reading

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Back in the groove

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Back at the farm today after Pat and I took a couple days to visit our sister Sheila and her husband John over in SE Indiana, near Rising Sun.  We enjoyed our brief visit with them.  … Continue reading

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Looking good

Thursday, July 3, 2014 We visited all the DCB (double-crop soybeans) yesterday, and found them to be coming along very nicely.  Seems to be a good ‘stand’ almost everywhere, and they are growing fast. The planted acre reports were made … Continue reading

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Welcome, July

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 John is busy with the JD 4730 sprayer, applying some Roundup + Intensity to the early-planted soybeans.  This combination of chemistry will stop not only the johnsongrass and other problem weeds but also the rogue or … Continue reading

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Pause in the field work, and a good-bye

Monday, April 14, 2014 Brandon and John were able to apply NH3 at the Pond farm yesterday afternoon.  But last night’s rain and today’s strong winds have stopped field work for a while. So, it’s off to the local Farm … Continue reading

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Harvest Prep

Monday, June 17, 2013 Work began this morning in preparing the trucks and combines for harvest.  John and Brandon and our guest Yvertin are working on the trucks… lubricating, greasing, checking oil levels, and correcting tire pressures to prepare them … Continue reading

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