USA Farm Tour-Soybeans


This Iowa farmer is planting soybeans into rye stubble on July 14th. It’s kind of late in the growing season to be planting soybeans, but the farm is making money by growing its own rye seed to plant later for cover crops and selling the rye straw to landscaping companies. The soybeans are an early maturity variety and they can reach maturity if there’s a late frost.

Tim Keegan

Tim Keegan

Animal Science degree from Iowa State, Master's degree, Swine Nutrition from Kansas State. In 2009 he started farming with in-laws. 4,000 acres corn, soybeans; 150-head cow/calf operation. Use precision technology, zone mapping, grid sampling, to better apply seed, fertilizer and chemicals. Have invested in solar technology.

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