Tailgate Talk - October 2019

10:34AM Sep 18, 2019
What A Day - October 2019
Potato harvest in upstate New York came to a standstill when a wet spot swallowed the tire. It took two excavators to dig and pull it out.
( Farm Journal )

What A Day: Sink. Sank. Sunk.

Potato harvest in upstate New York came to a standstill when a wet spot swallowed the tire. It took two excavators to dig and pull it out.

If you’ve had one of those days — or captured someone else’s — we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to [email protected] or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.


Stat Rack

Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30

59.6 million the population of the 185 coastline counties that stretch from Maine to Texas 

3 million Florida citrus trees destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, costing $1.75 to $1.83 billion in output

5,500 hogs lost in North Carolina to Hurricane Florence in 2018

100 chicken houses, and 2 million chickens, destroyed in Georgia by Hurricane Michael in 2018


Now That’s a Crop of Corn!

Glenn Randall shared this photo of his uncle Eddy Randall and Grandpappy, Richard Randall, from their farm near Pana, Ill., back in the early 1990s. This 80-acre crop of corn silage was headed to feed their 86-cow dairy. Randall says this variety came from a company called YieldMaster and grew nearly 20' tall. From the picture you can see the tops of the tassels standing well above the chopper and catch truck. Randall says they only planted 80 acres just in case there was a big wind event. The crop made about 40 tons to the acre that year back when their small dairy supported a family of 12 and made the mortgage payments on 750 acres.

Eddy and Richard Randall