2014 Corn Harvest Map

Here is a link to this years corn harvest map and submission of the latest corn yields. Feel free to submit your own yields!

http://www.agweb.com/corn-harvest-map/

I have personally been in Missouri and Pennsylvania for the Harvest this year. The yields for both are pretty high in some areas with yields upwards of 240+ bushels per acre! That is very impressive. Comment below on the harvest in your area!

Jimmy Kimmel Live Talks about GMO’s

Hey everyone!  On Jimmy Kimmel’s show he showed a video of people his crew interviewed at a local farmer’s market to better understand what a GMO is.  If you think you could answer the question, before you watch the video, post in the comments below what GMO stands for and why its important.  Enjoy the clip!

Jimmy Kimmel Live:  What is a GMO?

Farm Employee Handbook

I have been working on a handbook I titled the following: “The Farmer’s Handbook to Transparency & Employee Conduct.” I am happy to announce that I am nearly finished with this and will be publishing it soon. If you would like to order hard copies please let me know! Also, pass this information along to those who might utilize it most!

COMING SOON!

Continuing articles on GMO’s

I found two more articles regarding GMO’s that I think all of you will find very interesting!  Check them out…

China backs GMO’s

Consumers confused about GMO’s

The cliff notes for these two articles is as follows:

China backs GMO’s:  The Chinese government is launching a media campaign to promote the good of GMO’s.  Problems with acceptance is causing the government and companies some big dollars now.  Companies are trying hard to ensure that all new GMO strains are being accepted.  China itself has also invested money into developing GMO’s for crops that grow in their climate, like Rice and Corn.

Consumers confused about GMO’s:  This article says similar things to one of my previous posts about GMO’s (How do we determine a GMO?).  It talks about the long history of GMO’s and research proving it having no health effects.

A good quote I heard this week I’d like to pass along as well… “people used to think the Earth was flat, today people think GMO’s are harmful.”  When will the public accept GMO’s?  After 30 years of history, which we already have… or 100 years?  What do you think?