Our Luther, IA Nursery: The Season in Review
A Costly Experience
We have a field in Winterset, IA that was planted around April 15th. This was our first experience with early corn planting in the area; most farmers planted later. This made our hybrid corn available to the deer to feed on because other corn fields did not ear until much later.
We learned that if you are close to tree areas, you probably don’t want to be the first one with ear corn in the field, especially with a non-GMO hybrid. For farmers wanting to provide an early source of food on a CRP plot, early planting might be a good way to feed wildlife with some corn. A more normal planting date in May would make the corn more available for later feeding.
Race Horse Vs. Work Horse
Corn Prices & Marketing Corn Through Livestock
The Johnston Lions Club, of which we are members, has an annual pancake breakfast. For the past few years, I have provided an alternative for gluten intolerant people. There is another member who has this problem and she was delighted to pass on the news to her celiac friends that this gluten-free pancake option was available.
- ¾ cup cornmeal*
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 3 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Stir (or sift) together dry ingredients.
- Mix liquid ingredients together. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and then add liquid all at once. Beat thoroughly.
- Pour into greased 8” square cake pan**. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.