Hi, I'm Amanda! My family farms corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I'm also a practicing attorney.
This week’s excitement came not from the corn, but from our soybeans. I got a frantic call at 1:30 in the afternoon Thursday. Someone was in one of our fields smashing down soybeans — and they weren’t willing to leave.
I went out and found it was some guys doing some work on a line. As you can see though, they did quite the number on the soybeans:
Thankfully, I was able to talk to the guy in charge, who seemed very helpful, and he’s going to set things straight.
The crew totally took out more beans than they had to and it amazes me that people are so reckless with our crops. It might not seem like a big deal to you, but we take pride in our work and don’t appreciate it when people just carelessly ruin it.
As many of you know, I'm passionate about the mission of Cultivate Food Rescue. Last year, because of the collaboration of volunteers and donors, Cultivate was able to fill 55,527 backpacks with weekend meals for school kids, and provide 1,623,018 meals to others in our communities. In doing so, it rescued thousands and thousands of pounds of perishable food. On this Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to Cultivate's mission.No neighbor hungry. No food wasted. ... See MoreSee Less
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