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Doug Martin
Martin Family Farms is a six generation family farm that produces corn and soybeans in central Illinois.
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Soil Aggregates We have been using cover crops and microbial products for the past couple of years on our farms and we are seeing increased soil aggregates and microbial activity. We recently purchased a microscope, so that we can look... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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Derek and Renee had a meeting this morning with Congressman LaHood. In the meeting they discussed rural infrastructure, farm bill, and government programs like beginning farmer and rancher loans. Congressman LaHood is a strong promoter of agriculture and is also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
Derek and Renee have been in Washington, D.C. this week with Farm Credit promoting agriculture and importance of new farm bill. Yesterday we got to listen to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as well as Senator Pat Roberts who is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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Both buckets have same hybrid planted same day same depth and both have no nitrogen. The only difference is taller corn has had microbial products added to it. Pretty amazing. Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
Well it has been a hot week here in central Illinois. Some have our farms have caught a rain or two and some have missed them. We have been busy scouting fields and doing research on how to make our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
Great video about soil health and biology. http://biomineralstechnologies.com/farm-solutions/composting/biology-and-benefits Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
http://www.agriculture.com/crops/illinois-farmer-doug-martin-is-always-hunting-for-farming-opportunities Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
http://chicagofarmers.org/articles.php?id=47 Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
Dad Receives Legends of No-Till Farming Award http://www.wandtv.com/clip/13037234/agribusiness-today-1182017 Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
Here is some really neat drone video of our soybean harvest Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
We managed to begin harvest yesterday, just in time to get rained out for two days. Early moisture was in the mid 20’s and the yield looked pretty good on the first 40 acres. We did not see any damage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
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Starting to get everything ready for harvest. Crops are looking good and we are shooting for Labor Day weekend to get started. Yield checks look pretty good in most fields, but are prepared for a few surprises in some of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
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Digging some roots and checking some fields this week. Things look pretty good. We have been getting good times rains every few days. Looks like some heat coming in next week which we can hopefully get thru with out any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
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Some recent central Illinois land sales Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
This week in the field we have been just scouting and looking for any problems that have popped up. The main thing left to do is to spray the soybeans. Hopefully in the next week or two we can get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
After a long delay hopefully get back in the field this week. All the corn is up and looking good. We got started in soybeans last week and they are having a tough time getting out of the ground. Hopefully... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Martin Family Farms
Here is our 2015 Harvest Video https://youtu.be/SxoL-hKComU Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Martin Family Farms
Mother nature finally decided to get spring up and going this week. All of the snow will be gone and hopefully the frost will be out of the ground by the end of the week. That being said we will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Martin Family Farms
Here we are the first of March is upon us and we are under a winter storm warning. There is about 4-8” of snow on the ground now with another 3-6” forecasted, and then 47 and rain on Tuesday. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Martin Family Farms
Here are todays USDA numbers USDA 2014/15 Carryout (in billion bushels) USDA Feb 2015 Average Trade Est. Range of Trade Est. USDA Jan 2015 Corn 1.827 1.879 1.817-2.002 1.877 Soybeans 0.385 0.398 0.356-0.440 0.410 Wheat 0.692 0.689 0.595-0.730 0.687 USDA... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Martin Family Farms
Here is our 2014 Harvest Video http://youtu.be/h0I8lKJB_cU Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
Well the 2014 Harvest is slowly getting under way. This week mother nature decided to still keep bringing some rain which has slowed us down a little but the forecast looks good. What yields we have seen appear to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Martin Family Farms