Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week ending March 5th...

Hauling corn from the bin at the University of Illinois Farm

Loading the truck with soybeans from the Aggertt bins

Owen investigating the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department's truck

This past week we continued to haul grain from our bins to the river and rail terminals. The warmer weather was a welcomed change, but as the frost has left the ground it presents a new set of challenges trying to move 80,000 lbs of grain and trucks down soft gravel driveways. However, we did manage to work around the soft driveways and get a lot of grain hauled. Just as the sunshine was starting to dry out our soils, we received another 3/4's of an inch of rain on Friday evening. Our soils are now completely saturated and it sure doesn't feel like we will be having an early spring - but time will tell.
Today we attended the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department's annual pancake and sausage fundraiser. Owen had a blast running through their training course and climbing all over the fire engines outside.
This week we will wrap up hauling the remaining contracted soybeans, begin taking seed corn delivery and finalize crop insurance decisions for the 2011 crop.

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