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Ground Work 2022: Illinois Planting Challenged by Rains and Supply Chain Uncertainty

Lynn RohrscheibJun 10, 2022

Spring has been wet and cool in our area of Illinois, in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Rains limited the amount of fieldwork we…

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Ground Work 2021: Harvest and Fieldwork Finished in Illinois

Daryl CatesNov 18, 2021

I am finished with fieldwork for 2021. Yield-wise, this has been the best overall year in my 40-plus-year farming career. However, it has held plenty…

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Ground Work 2021: Planting North Dakota Fields

Matt GastMay 17, 2021

We started planting both soybeans and corn the last week of April, even though we had snow the weekend before in some of our fields.…

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Ground Work 2021: Fields Nearly Ready for Planting in North Dakota

Matt GastApr 14, 2021

The warm, very dry spring we have had in our area of North Dakota in the United States northern plains has been very different than…

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2020 Ground Work: Catching Up on Fall Fieldwork in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerNov 24, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update about fall fieldwork, including fertilizing, tillage and ditching on their farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Fall Fieldwork in Illinois

Elliott UphoffNov 12, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn harvest on his farm.