Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvest Over, New Season Underway


Farmer Andy Russell discs under last years silage corn--Ritter photo
Fall Planting Underway in Emmett
Emmett--Andy Russell got the last of his silage corn harvested last week, this week he's discing it under and planting barley in rotation. Warm weekend temperatures helped planting, but a driving rain on Sunday and Monday slowed traditional fall work to a standstill.
Russell is the son on Bill and Claire Russell, who have farmed this land since the 1940's. The Russells farm a hundred acres of feed for their dairy farm. Bill and Claire were named Gems of Gem County by the Gem CountyFarm Bureau.

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