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More Rain

Took the picture just before the rain hit again.. Will the rain ever stop? My internship here at LongView Farms is coming to an end, so this is the last crop picture you’ll get from me for awhile. It has

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Crop Growth

With all the rain we have been getting lately, the crops have been growing like crazy. Our rain totals are up to 5″ after yesterday. Corn is at 4 ft….Beans are 13″   

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Visitors from China

Last week, ADM brought people from China for a production tour of our operation. They found the big equipment interesting and took lots of pictures. We enjoyed having them here and showing them around!

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Crop Update

We recently finished spraying our corn and bean crops as well as wrapped up with the picking up of rocks for the year… Now we are hoping for some rain! The corn is rapidly growing as it has grown 20″

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Flaming

We just finished up planting on Sunday and we are already back out in the field flaming seed corn. The reason for flaming the corn is to delay the male corn plant’s growth. This is done in an alternating pattern

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It’s a Brand New Season

Today was the first day we were able to see this year’s corn. The corn is about 2 inches tall. It’s always exciting seeing new life springing out of the ground!

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Racing to Beat the Weather

There is a lot going on at LongView Farms. We are racing to beat the weather that was projected to come later today into this evening.  We had two 24 row planters putting in corn, one 36 row planter putting

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Spring Cleaning

Early last week our parts room got a complete makeover. Since we were kept inside due to weather conditions, we thought that we might as well get this long awaited project completed. We started by taking everything off the shelves

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Rain Delay

After a few long days of planting under our belt, the rain is providing us with a much needed break.  There are a couple things that need to be fixed and a rainy day is a perfect excuse to get

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Snow in April

This morning we were greeted with SNOW following the  2.5 inches of rain that fell over the weekend. After a beautiful 80 degree day a couple days ago, snow was the last thing we wanted to see. The wind is

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