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Doug Uphoff

Doug Uphoff farms between Shelbyville and Findlay, raising corn and soybeans.

11/9/2018

It’s been a very blessed and bountiful harvest. Fieldwork is finished and the only thing left is anhydrous application when soil conditions and temperatures are ready. We’re busy cleaning up and doing maintenance on equipment and following the markets closely. I was blessed to farm another year with my dad and son by my side. Elliott, who is a fifth-generation farmer and very determined to be better than his dad, is a breath of fresh air, ideas and ambition. And Dad offers encouragement and wisdom he has gained over the many years he’s farmed. I cherish the time spent with him and the wisdom he has and continues to give Elliott and I. Thanks for all the encouragement for the articles, and I hope to do it again next year. Be safe and thankful for the freedoms we enjoy, along with the land we are blessed to take care of.

11/2/2018

Fieldwork came to a halt this week with the appearance of rain which we haven’t seen much of this last month. It was nice it stayed dry to let us get the crops in and fieldwork done. We still have tile holes that need repaired and other field repairs that will have to wait till it dries up. I think most are done with harvest and still have some fieldwork to do. Wheat is looking good that I’ve seen around the county. We still have anhydrous to apply. We are maintaining and cleaning up equipment while we wait for the next dry spell. Have a safe week.

10/26/2018

No report

10/19/2018

We have finished harvest and are closing in on the end of fall chiseling of corn stalks. Fertilizer and lime are being or have been applied. Quite a few are waiting on elevators to make room so they can finish harvest. I sowed wheat last week on some timber soils. It’s been a while since I have done that and had never no-tilled or used auto steer. Used to do it with a 10’ drill and a Farmall M. Thanks Terry Furr for the use of your drill. They are piling corn inside Decatur processor Tate and Lyle; I have never seen that before. I also have seen and heard a lot of temporary storage bags are being used. Weather here has been very cooperative, but by Neoga they are still fighting mud. Have a safe week and Happy Birthday to my wife, Beulah.