Small Farms and Harvesting

Small Farms continue to grow.  Here are some Census Figures in the following article

Agriculture is becoming quite a diversified industry.  It will be interesting to see where it goes in the next few years.

How is harvesting coming?  Any of you harvest other produce besides corn, soybeans, wheat?  I think its interesting to look at the different processes going on with harvesting.  For more check out twitter  – with hashtag  #harvest10


This week many growers are in the fields harvesting their fields.  I like to follow the happenings on Twitter.  Lots of great updates.  Follow along at the  #harvest10 hashtag.  In Nebraska, it has been a perfect week of dry weather.  If you are reading this post and you are currently in the middle of harvesting, let us know something that we might not know about harvesting?

Soil Test – Value Priced

The S3C  Complete Analysis

& Recommendations                   $26.00

This test is our most popular test and it’s quite a value from a cost standpoint. 


S3C Analysis  (includes the following packages S1A, S2N and S3)

S1A (Basic): Organic Matter, Available Phosphorus (P1 Weak Bray and P2 Strong Bray) Exchangeable Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Hydrogen, Soil pH, Buffer Index, C ation Exchange Capacity, Percent Base Saturation of Cation Elements With Recommendations:                                                                    $10.00

S2N: Same as test S2 with Nitrate Nitrogen With Recommendations:               $15.40

S3: Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron With Recommendations:   $14.20

Total Savings       $39.60   – $26.00  = $13.60

Dry Weather all week!

It looks like this week will be the week where the soils will start coming in.  I will update you with the numbers this week.  I know a number of people will be in the fields taking advantage of the dry conditions.   If you have questions, please call right away to avoid delays. Typically the volume of phone calls also rise with quesitons regarding filling out soil test information and shipment of soil samples.  It should be an exciting week!

Shipping Samples

One Example

Any of you live in smaller towns where the economy has been so tough that the local hardware store has closed and the nearest UPS pickup is 50 miles away.  Maybe, you live in area that FedEx and UPS are no longer available due to cuts.

Shipping Options for Samples

If this is your case, give Brent a call at Midwest Laboratories at 402-334-7770.  Just yesterday, this situation occurred and we were able to find a carrier for our client who would stop at their company without the client having to drive somewhere to drop their samples off.  Each situation is unique, call to find out the possible options you might have.