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From the Fields: A normal year

From the Fields: A normal year

Last week, I mentioned that I had spent 29 years with the Illinois State Police, and now retired, I find myself full-time at home on our cen…
From the Fields: On the road

From the Fields: On the road

What a week! Second-crop hay finished without rain on it. Second-pass soybean spraying is finished. Received some much-needed rain that cut …
From the Fields: Still standing

From the Fields: Still standing

Crops are looking good still. Corn is fully tasseled and pollinating well. Beans are close to or at R3. Some beans still haven’t closed the …
From the Fields: A competitive edge

From the Fields: A competitive edge

As I sit down to write these updates at the end of each week, I’ve come to a couple conclusions. First, it is harder to come up with things …
From the Fields: Winning weed war

From the Fields: Winning weed war

It’s still heating up outside, but things are cooling off around the farm. We can relax a little more and take time to “smell the roses” — i…