SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, FARM BUSINESS, & LIVESTOCK

Matthew Hughes>LPL Interviews A-M>LPL Interviews A-J, Segment 11

SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, FARM BUSINESS, & LIVESTOCK,

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LIVESTOCK
Talks about not having much livestock on the farm and how livestock has disappeared in McLean County in the 60s or 70s.
FARMING METHODS
Was rotating corn and wheat and hay in the Litchfield area; harder to grow wheat because of the different climate. Mostly corn and soybeans in rotation. Is careful about rotation because of certain diseases and fertility. Does no till plowing. Talks about land and equipment and the capital it takes to own it.
FARM BUSINESS
Talks about sharecropping and splitting land, equipment, etc. Mentions that he has priced the grain before they grow it. Checks the market online in the morning and at night. Has historical records about yields in the crops.