Field Notes series features Illinois farmer

Field Notes aims to show the diversity of farmers in both geography and how they run their operations. | File photo
Field Notes, a series by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) that gives a behind-the-scenes look at a year in the life of an American farmer, recently caught up with corn farmer Jim Raben.

“We have about 700 acres that were planted early that we are going to start shelling tomorrow,” Raben, a farmer from southern Illinois, said. “The other acres, which were planted a bit later are also mature. For them, it is just a matter of drying down. We are seeing damaged ears and mold. Basically, we are seeing both damage on the butt end and damage to the tip of the corn.”

The full interview with Raben can be found on the NCGA’s website.

Field Notes aims to show the diversity of farmers in both geography and how they run their operations while continuing to share a common love and respect for the basic values of the American farmer.

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