Post a photo of farming in 2020
Lets see the good the bad and the ugly.
My daughter started farming with me.
I broke my foot before spring field work.
The price that I receive for my grain.
First the hay got rained on, then Mother Nature decided to do tricks with the pivot.
How many towers fell down? I had a pivot fell down last week. It’s never fun! Especially when the pivots not insured!
How on earth does this happen?
Crazy "looking" cow and no till "corn on corn"
Here are some beans that had valor damage and the same field today. Probably lost 40% yield potential but there will be something to run through the combine.
Field prep this spring setting pivot bridges and this fella shows up! A controlled burn. A crop to prairie conversion with a forage component lots of pollinators already blooming!
Wheat harvest, scary cloud with crops in the ground, walking in cotton
Growing 95 day corn
Couple photos of life at Slash M Ranch
1st day of planting Corn in April
Helicopter spraying post tassel corn
3rd picture shows how close he gets to one of my grain bins when he turns around.
This about sums up 2020. Extreme drought stress, then 80+ mph w hail.
wow! that is terrible! sorry.
our prayers are with you in Iowa.
The extreme drought stress was a pretty small area, but if you were in the middle of it was devestating.The wind damage like this is in a path across the entire state from yesterday. That loss is yet to be determined.
So sorry. I thought we were going to get it last night but it went South of us and we didn’t get a drop. We had a bad one come through last year but nothing like that, luckily our corn was healthy before the storm hit it. I ended up needing to clean up nearly a dozen trees, fixed barn roofs and all sorts of crazy stuff. Those straight line winds can be brutal.
Very sorry for your loss! If corn falls down at this point and is flat what percent is recoverable with the combine? Around here we have had that happen but never that early so usually we can still get most of it in the bin.
I honestly have no idea. When it snaps off like that by the time the grain is dry the whole plant will break off when the snout touches it, then it just bridges up. It's probably 45- 50# corn if lucky, that's not going change. If it turn wet and the ears are touching the ground it will start growing. I know of one guy close by just raised his head up, went through the motions and collect the insurance. One thing is for sure I am not looking forward to corn harvest.
Horrible storm. Corn is flat and dying already. Some however, is trying to stand back up.
Probably just enough to make ya have to run over the acres and get what ya can. Lost 5 grain bins and 4 augers just at my place, and couple more bins on other farms for a total loss of 98,000 bushels of storage capacity. Thank god they were empty. The house couldn't handle a 24 foot grain bin slamming into it. Blessed that no one was hurt or killed. Clean up will take some time for sure.
I kind of feel bad now. I had no idea that storm was just building steam when I posted. My brother in law is just east of Cedar Rapids. He said it blew at around 100mph for 45 min straight. I have a rough harvest a head of me, but the drought had already destroyed much of it. The extreme loss of property is going to take a lot longer to recover from, and gave a much longer tail. So sorry.
Just a beautiful ND morning preparing for the day of harvest.
Oliver 88 standard and oliver pull type combine having *********** and 9760 having some also doing some custom work in weedy barley