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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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Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Martin Family Farms
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Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Martin Family Farms
Harvest is coming!! With all of the good weather we have had the crop is maturing fast! It is looking like we will be in the field within the next week so stay tuned for updates from the field! Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Martin Family Farms
July Update Things are looking really good here in Central IL. We have a had a enough rain to get thru the pollination part of the summer. Actually, we have had too much rain in some places and have lost... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Martin Family Farms
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This year we are planting our soybeans without and insecticide or fungicide. We treated them Bio Launch a biological treatment from Agribio Systems. Bio Launch contains 76 beneficial microbe species. We also put a dry powder innoculant called Mycoplex on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Martin Family Farms
Here is a good interview on farm profitability for 2018 2018-grain-farm-income-the-need-for-above-trend.html-utm_source=farmdoc+daily+and+Farm+Policy+Ne This email has been checked for viruses by AVG antivirus software. www.avg.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Martin Family Farms
As we are nearing harvest, we are getting machinery ready, scouting fields and making a plan for harvest. When scouting fields, we look at ears of corn for the yield and where the milk line is on the kernels. After... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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Some cool air blowing in and the equipment getting ready means harvest is getting closer! Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Martin Family Farms
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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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