(Posted Tue. Aug 29th, 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 Patty Mann, who farms in Ohio.
“We are approaching the end of our growing season,” she explained. “After a wet May, June and July, we had a dry August. We were hoping for some rain and, last night, we did get a little over an inch of precipitation. It was a surprise shower that built up in the late evening, and we were very blessed.
“The crops look they are decent. The corn is going to have average, if not slightly above average yields.”
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Stay tuned over the coming weeks as Field Notes follows the growers who have opened their farms, families and communities this year to meet the true faces of modern American agriculture.