Some weeks you have everything all planned out. You know most everything you need to get done and where you need to be. Then monkey wrenches go flying. This week has been one of those weeks. As quick as we thought we had a plan, we wrote a new one. But sometimes when opportunities knock, you should just take them and adjust.
Because of my dad, Phil, being on Indiana Soybean Alliance board, it has allowed us to have more chances to help tell our story of ag. This week was another big one. CNN called looking to talk to farmers about trade, the economy and anything else that would make good TV. This was after dad got the chance to speak with a couple newspapers out on the east coast. I believe the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Pretty cool stuff getting to see people seek out his opinion and listen to him.
All this was going on while we are trying to get corn planted, soybeans planted, nitrogen on, tillage done, spraying caught up and trying to tie up loose ends on a tile project. We were able to get a couple hundred acres of corn planted. Had some technical difficulties with electronics, but that seems to be the world we have chosen. We have officially gotten about 20% of our bean crop in the ground. Even though the crop doesn’t have much value at the moment, it’s still good to be knocking some acres behind us. Hopefully, with some heat and sunshine, we will see the first seeds popping out of the ground this week.
The forecast is nothing real positive at the moment. But there’s a plan in place we don’t know about. So, as the monkey wrenches go flying and everything seems to be coming apart at the seams, just remember: God has a plan and somehow it’ll work out.