Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This week we've been asked to go to Mountain Home, Arkansas instead of our regular route to Chicago. It's been a much welcome change of scenery. I suppose the Indiana corn will continue to grow whether we are driving past to watch it or not.
Arkansas crops account for about 48 percent of U.S. rice production, according to the Arkansas Rice Federation. The state is the world's third-largest exporter of the grain.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
According to NPR, the corn crop this year is expected to be the largest ever. http://www.npr.org/2012/05/03/151929846/corn-farmers-hope-cautiously-for-a-bumper-crop
Watching the fields change each week has been an interesting insight into the mono-agribusiness of large scale farming. Despite the GMO nature of our nation's corn crop, it is still pretty seeing it grow.