Kansas and Missouri Field Notes

June 29, 2020

Kansas and Missouri Field Notes

Jun 29, 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.


The corn is doing very well. It was starting to get pretty dry around here. Then, last weekend, we caught an inch of rain. Last night, we got another half-inch to an inch, depending on the field. The rain gave the corn a shot in the arm, and it looks like it’s doing very well right now.”

Lowell Neitzel, Kansas farmer (June 25, 2020)


“Our corn crop looks great. It has grown a foot or so since last week. It is that beautiful deep, dark green with the leaves as large as my hand. You can’t even see the rows because it is so full.”      

Addie Yoder, Missouri farmer (June 25, 2020)


*The evening after Neitzel spoke with us, a heavy rain totaling 4 1/2 inches fell on his farm. The photo shows the impact on a replanted cornfield.


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