Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Corn Crop Continues Growth at Sand Springs, Iowa


So far so good during this growing season. At Sand Springs, Iowa, hay is mowed and corn is looking pretty good at 5 - 6 feet tall to date this growing season. Blue American Harvester silos were generally put in place around the 1950s and 60s throughout the region. While the wire-bound concrete silos were built in the 1940s.


Another common sight in 42N country are seed corn signs like this one near Hopkinton, Iowa. Pioneer Hi-Bred International is one of the largest brands in the Midwest. Signs are placed along roadsides to show potential customers that this field is doing just fine by the genetics of this seed company. Although mostly made of plastic now, older versions of these seed signs were made of metal and are quite collectible, like gas or oil company signs. Know that.