Farm Fresh Answers

Cultivating conversations about food & farming

Tag: weather

Farm Fresh Podcast: Spring into Safety

Picking the right date for planting can be a bit of a guessing game for farmers as they watch the weather and soil conditions. Gerald Thompson talks about factors influencing planting progress and discusses farm safety in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Advances in technology like rear view cameras and seatbelts can help protect farmers and motorists, but it’s always important to slow down and pass with caution.

Tune in every week for the Farm to Table on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Soggy Summer, Dry Fall

Combine Driver's Ed: McLean County grain farmer, Gerald Thompson (right) hosted a group of local mom's for a harvest field visit in early October and handed over the reigns of the combine driving for a few minutes to guest Sarah Mathis. Photo by: Catrina Rawson, IFB Photographer

Combine Driver’s Ed: McLean County grain farmer, Gerald Thompson (right) hosted a group of local mom’s for a harvest field visit in early October and handed over the reigns of the combine driving for a few minutes to guest Sarah Mathis. Photo by: Catrina Rawson, IFB Photographer

Empty fields all around central Illinois indicate the 2015 harvest season is coming to a close. Excess rain in June caused concern early in the growing season, but did it make a big dent in corn or soybean yields?

WJBC host Terry James catches up with McLean County grain farmer, Gerald Thompson to find out how the soggy summer and dry fall factored into  the end results for this year’s harvest on the Farm to Table segment episode 11.4.15.

Catch the “Farm to Table” segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Soggy Summer, Dry Fall

Empty fields all around central Illinois indicate the 2015 harvest season is coming to a close. Excess rain in June caused concern early in the growing season, but did it make a big dent in corn or soybean yields?

WJBC host Terry James catches up with McLean County grain farmer, Gerald Thompson to find out how the soggy summer and dry fall factored into  the end results for this year’s harvest on the Farm to Table segment episode 11.4.15.

Catch the “Farm to Table” segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

© 2018 Farm Fresh Answers

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑