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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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http://www.agriculture.com/crops/illinois-farmer-doug-martin-is-always-hunting-for-farming-opportunities Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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
It is hard to believe August will begin this week. Time sure flies when you are having fun.... right? This crop season has been a success so far as we are sitting on the probabilities of one of the largest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
Martin Family Farms being honored as a Farm Hero by the US EPA and NACD http://www2.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/farmer-heroes-manage-nutrients-farm Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
Our Channel plot got some signs put on it today. Looking Good! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
Here is our 2014 Spring Video http://youtu.be/KU2sxQsbA9I Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
This past weekend we got a taste of spring and boy did we like it. We were able to get in the field, play in a baseball tournament, wear shorts, and get some sun. Oh man are we ready to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
This time of year it is usually hard to contain most farmers as the weather is warming up and spring fever is in the air. However, this year it is hard to get spring fever when the temperature drops below... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
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We had a brief bout with some spring like conditions only to return to the heart of winter. When all of the snow melt and rain happened a week or so ago we had a big mess with flooding and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
It looks like more of the same as we continue to fight through all of the cold and snow this winter is bringing us. Most of the jobs on the farm have been put on hold the last couple of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Martin Family Farms
Well, I apologize for not keeping up with the blog to much lately, Mother Nature has been keeping us on our toes with all of the cancellations, make up games and practices it has been kind of hectic around here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Martin Family Farms