Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No harvesting this week-good video from NCGA

There has been so much misinformation in the press again lately. I am so tired of hearing about "Corporate Farms", I still haven't ever met a corpration at any farm meeting or in the line at the elevator. Every farmer I have ever met is a family farmer, they have gotten larger-often because they are supporting multiple families and must be larger.

From what I see many people are trying to use the term "Sustainability" as a weapon against family farmers. In an attempt to gain market share for their products they are spreading the misconception that food not grown on small garden farms is unhealthy, or that it is bad for the environment-despite so much scientific evidence to the contrary.

Some really good facts in the last 30 seconds of this video to counteract the lies being spread by other groups.

Were it not for family farms and modern production methods we would simply not have enough food to meet the needs for human food, feed, and fuel. What is not sustainable is returning to farming methods of the 1900's.

Friday, October 23, 2009

FAINALLY-Some Harvesting-But STOP

Mix of good and bad. We did get 3 good days Mon-Wed of this week and were able to get in and finish beans. Corn is about 20% done-but last night we ended up with 2" on one farm and 4" on the other.

The weather was nice and dew did not come up and we were able to cut beans well into the evening-which is often not the case.

Harvesting Video:

This rain, and the forcast for rain on and off the next 6 days will probably keep much from happening here before Nov 1. Latest harvest I have ever finished is Oct 23, right now I would say that Nov 15 is looking optimistic.