We farm 4,400 acres in a 50-50 corn soybean rotation in Marion and Crawford counties. We also own M&W Farm Supply and put chicken litter on most of the ground. We work with chicken litter from Trillium Farms out of Croton and the Mt. Victory and Marseilles area. We do all of the spreading with that and cover anywhere from 50,000 to 68,000 acres with over 100,000 tons in an 11-county area. We have to spread 31,000 tons this spring. We will have variable rate capabilities for spreading this spring and fall. That keeps us hopping.
We haven’t been able to spread manure since New Year’s Day because we don’t apply on frozen ground. We’ve got to make sure we are following the setbacks and we watch the rules very carefully. If we do something wrong everyone else could pay for it and we refuse for that to happen. We go by the book.… Continue readingRead More »