Thursday, July 4, 2024

Knee High by the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our country's independence, show off your patriotism, spend time with family and friends, shoot off fireworks and check crops. It's been tradition for decades that farmers check their crops, especially corn, to see if it is "Knee High by the 4th of July." Now while knee high isn't the benchmark for farmers anymore due to hybridization and improved genetics, it is still a fun tradition for our family to benchmark our corn (and family's) growth every year. In fact, our family has been taking an annual "Knee High" photo for over a decade (2023, 2022202120202019201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July

We were lucky this spring to get all of our crops planted before the big rains that kept many farmers in the Midwest out of the field and delayed planting in many areas. While we did have to do some replanting and have had our fair share of rain, we feel fortunate to be where we are today. For the last several years, we have been battling drought conditions, but now we are out of the drought and even have a surplus.

None of our corn is tasseling yet, but it is probably only a couple of weeks away. Check out how big the ears of corn are now!

Knee High by the 4th of July

We hope you have a blessed Independence Day! What are some of your 4th of July traditions?

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