Welcome to Fishback Family Farms! I'm Rachel Fishback, a farm wife and mother of four by day...Capturing the art and chaos to our everyday farming life! We live in Southeast Iowa where we raise corn and soybeans.

Testing Corn

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We were out testing corn to see the progress on the proper moisture level. When we go to sell our product, corn needs to be 15%-16% before we get docked from our pay. Our corn was testing anywhere from 28%-30%...which is good since we're planning on starting in a week or two. They say on a warm, windy day, corn can dry a percent or two. If the corn isn't the disired percent when we go to harvest the crop, we'll store it in grain bins and dry it until its ready. Here we are taking our samples.
The kids helping Nathan shell the kernals of corn off the ear.
Madison working pretty hard
Nathan testing the samples

Clay thinking he's eating sweet corn:)

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