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Why Do Farmers Check Fields…?

This last weekend, my farmer’s pickup pulled into the driveway on a Sunday afternoon. Unannounced to me, he flew in the house and asked if I wanted to go check fields with him. Immediately this made my heart swell because he knows: a. how much I love being with him, b. how much I love to get out and explore with my camera, and c. I, too, like to keep progress on how our crops are doing! So I threw…

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What Type of Equipment Do Farmers Use to Plant?

Did you know that two different pieces of equipment are needed for us to get all of our planting done? Choosing the right piece of equipment for any given farming job is not always easy. Soybean, small grains (like wheat), and corn growers can share many different pieces of equipment. For example, last year during harvest I explained about how we use a combine (or harvester) to get the job done. And no matter what crop you are harvesting, the…

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North Dakota Soybeans: From Field to Harvest

Did you know it only takes soybeans about a week to ten days after being planted before they begin to emerge..? These soybeans were planted with that same machine we saw planting the wheat from this post.. A drill! Basically what it does it deposit a seed and some fertilizer in the soil in measured increments. Distance between rows as well as between each plant is important and the drill allows for that distance to remain consistent while planting acre upon…

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Visions of My North Dakota Weekend

So in case you haven’t been following along… I was refreshed on all the reasons why I have fallen in love with North Dakota and well, my farmer by making a whirlwind trip this past weekend… And well, in case you were wondering why I love it there so much.. Let me show you! I spent most of my two days there riding around in the pickup and other farm vehicles with my farmer checking crops! First on the list…

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