Tag Archives: Harvest

A Helping Hand – When Farmers Step In

All too often, Farmers receive more flak for what they are doing wrong or not well enough, rather than what they are doing right. We’re here to share two stories of how Farmers continue to help out their community, especially for those in need.

Fallen Farmer

harvestFiegeFieldWhen David Fiege was suddenly and tragically killed in a farm accident a little over a week ago, his family wasn’t sure how his over 1,000 acres of land would get harvested. That is when his community stepped in and planned a Harvest Bee – where farmers from all of over come to help out and get fields harvested. But this was no typical Harvest Bee, this was one built on fresh emotions and an outpouring of support. So much support that there was almost not enough land for all of the equipment that showed up. Overall, almost 25 Combines, 15 grain carts and 50 trucks were involved in the Bee, but that’s not counting the numerous farm wives, children and others who came just to show their support and cook for those in the field. Farmers even put aside their own harvest to come and help out the Fiege Family. David Schrepel grew up with Fiege and was one of his best friends. Seeing the events of the day and the outpouring of support has helped him deal with an unbearable tragedy. When asked about his own harvest that awaits he said, “I’ll be there tomorrow. Today, I needed this.”

Check out the full story on this incredible community here. To see a video of the Harvest bee, click here.

Ailing Farmer

Farmers in Northern Indiana have come to the aid of a Farmer in need. Garry Thrush is currently battling Leukemia, and as a result, has been undergoing chemotherapy. His current treatments have made it impossible for him to get out in the field, so that is where his community has stepped in. Dozens of farmers are coming in from around the community to help harvest some 400 acres of soybean crop. In all, 11 combines, 3 trailers and numerous man-power and supporters have vowed to help the Thrush Family. The efforts were focused on the 400-acre section because that crop needed to be taken to the grain elevator as a cash/rent process.

To view the full story, click here.

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Life of a Farmer – June

Check out the latest video from the Peterson Farm Brothers! This month features their wheat harvest. We love the Life of a Farmers series because of how they are able to provide great insight to the lives of farmers and how every day is different as is every season. Take a look at their video for the month of June below. To see the full series, click here.

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Level Playing Field – Chevy Releases Their Ag-support Commercial

Dodge seemingly captured America’s hearts with their Year of the Farmer campaign in which they released that memorable Super Bowl ad that more than likely you have watched over and over because it was just that good! Now, Chevy has released their viral video/campaign to show their support for the Ag community. Take a look at the video and let us know, does Dodge still have the hearts of the Ag community?

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Hot Topics in Ag

3 Agronomic Ways to Leave the Drought Behind: 

Agronomic experts hope farmers tap into that same confident optimism as they plan for next year. The following recommendations are ideas for your consideration as you create your production game plan for 2013… Read More

USDA: Corn, Soybean Harvest Well Ahead of Average: 

USDA reports harvest activity for corn and soybeans was widespread around the U.S. last week and both crops continue to develop faster than normal following a very hot, dry summer in many key growing areas… Read More

Association of Equipment Manufacturers: Analysis Shows Farm Machinery Sales May Not Suffer From Drought: 

As the lower 48 states experienced the third hottest summer on record and nearly 80 percent of agricultural land has been affected by the first major drought since 1988, many AEM member companies may be wondering what effect this will have on equipment sales… Read More

Cash Rents Continue to Rise: 

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the county-by-county breakdown of its 2012 survey of cash rents. The average cash rent of cropland in Missouri was 4% higher compared to 2011 and pasture rental rates increased 9% from last year… Read More


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Harvest 2012 Highlight Video

Check out this really cool video of Harvest 2012 highlights. This video shows a lot of different angles and parts of the harvest. There is so much work and effort is put into each year’s harvest. We know how hard you all work and we appreciate you!

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