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Harvest Preparation

We are gearing up for harvest here at LongView Farms! It will be yet another adventures experience as this year continues to unfold. Dennis and Adam from Centrol of Iowa are installing a few updates on our combines to get

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Diggin’

The men were out digging this morning. We had to dig up an old gas line connecting two of our dryer bins and replace it with a new gas line. It was a little change of pace and a good

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End of Detasseling

The pulling season is over and male corn destruction is now underway.  With stomping male rows in progress and a bit of spraying left, harvest is just around the bend.  It is hard to believe September is less than two

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’13 Cutting

The 2013 cutting season has been stop-and-go, but when there are fields to be cut Eric Henry is the man for the job. As a result of the late planting, cutting is stretching out nearly a month later than last

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Wind Damage

The corn took a toll from the excessive winds last night. Hopefully with warmer temperatures it will recover well.    

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Visitors from Denmark

26 farmers and 3 agricultural advisors from Denmark came and visited us at LongView Farms this past week. Pella, who facilitated the trip to Iowa, went to Iowa State University with Steve and they have continued to build their relationship

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

This may look like an ordinary male delay planter, but it is not.  This planter isn’t ours; we’re borrowing it from the Kenneys (Close neighbors) to finish up some male delay planting.  One of the best perspectives of agriculture can

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A little wet..

  We received an inch of rain here at LongView over the past 15 hours and it is enough moisture to keep us out of the fields. With a slight pause on field work, we’re getting things squared away for

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Don Williams

The planters are going strong on the 16th day in May, and one of the reasons they are able to push so hard is Don Williams.  I had the pleasure to ride with Don as he turned over black soil

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Winter in May…

It looks like December when you look out the window here at LongView Farms. A layer of snow is covering the ground, as well as our equipment. It is a good thing we got all of our NH3 done before

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