Wednesday, March 30, 2011

High Commodity Prices influence farmer's decision to plant more corn acres

On the eve of the USDA's March 31, 2011 Farm Acreage and Stock Report, one Will County farmer was increasing his corn acreage by plowing up an alfalfa field.  The farmer said high corn prices influenced the decision to plow up the hay field early.   The alfalfa field could have produced a good crop of hay, but the farmer decided to take advantage of high corn prices by increasing his corn acreage.  Also influencing his decision was the fact that he already had enough hay fields to meet his hay customers' demand.

Commodities such as wheat, corn, and soybeans have increased steadily since the 2010 harvest.

An alfalfa field gets plowed under in order to make room for more corn acres in response to high prices for corn

High commodity prices influenced this Will County farmer to plow up an alfalfa field earlier than originally planned in order to increase corn acres on his farm

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shelling Ear Corn from a Corn Crib

Shelling corn from a corn crib

Minneapolis Moline Corn Sheller Shells Ear Corn from a Corn Crib

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Farmall Super C Tractor at Madison, Wisconsin Capitol for Protest of Walker's Budget Repair bill

Check out this photo of a Farmall Super C at the Madison, Wisconsin Tractorcade around the capitol square:

This tractor parade was organized by the Wisconsin Farmers Union to protest the Budget Repair Bill recently signed into law by Gov. Walker.