Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rory Raccoon meets an American Eagle.

Two Sundays back I was out at the farm mowing the CRP field (per Uncle Sam’s request, see here) and had to make a run to town for more fuel. Along the way I came across a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) working on a raccoon carcass (Procyon lotor).  While no longer an incredibly rare sight […]

Congrats to the Cubbies

Exactly how does baseball figure into farming, or crop science?  I could go on about professional teams having farm clubs; cite all the statistics kept by baseball that rise to a level similar to crop science… but I leave to your imagination other connections.  What baseball has to do with my living a measured life […]

If that’s leading, not sure I want to follow

Yes, very quiet on this front.  Sorry. Very quickly now – news just across the radar this morning shows Monsanto reporting less income in 2015 vs. 2014 and then in the same story their plan to cut 2,600 jobs in the coming months.  Agriculture is a tough business.  There are ups and downs.  Monsanto’s corn seed […]