At Massey Planting Co., Rudyard, Miss., combines were rolling across Turner Massey's fields as the 2012 corn harvest advanced. Massey says the 2012 harvest could result in the best corn yields he's ever had.
Turner Massey says the 2012 harvest could result in the best corn yields he's ever had. Massey began planting corn in 2007.
Ellington Massey handles marketing for Massey Planting Co. The grain bins in the background were built in 2007; the same year the Masseys began planting corn.
Tommy Lee Rucker prepares to cut corn with a John Deere 9670 STS combine.
Jon Jackson Bennett, Lyon, Miss., offered Massey Planting Co. his services and opinion on the 2012 corn crop.
Jon Jackson insisted that, "Mr. Turner's corn is gonna make the bestest popcorn," and refused any discussion to the contrary.
Massey checks the grain moisture level as the grain pit fills.
Tom Fyfe waiting for his grain truck to fill.
Massey and Fyfe check moisture levels on incoming corn.
Clifton Lockett, grain cart driver for Massey Planting Co.
Donald Henning hauls in polypipe after the combines roll through.
Polypipe roller: Half of Massey's corn is irrigated with polypipe and the other half with center pivots.
Massey tests the performance of a Cat Claas combine brought in from Greenwood, Miss.
Massey's John Deere 9670 STS combine.
A Massey Planting Co. truck heads back to the fields after dropping a load into the grain pit.