(Posted Wed. Jul 12th, 2017)
This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its seventh 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.
Field Notes caught up with Chad Wetzel, who farms near Sherman, Texas.
“The corn crop is looking pretty good. For the most part, most of our corn has almost reached full maturity,” he explained. “We did get a little bit dry in the middle of June but, overall, we expect an above average harvest here in just a few weeks.”
To find out more about Wetzel’s farm and how corn matures, 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.