Illinois is great farmland. I see miles and miles of open cultivated crop land. It got me thinking. Do we know and what is the country’s largest crop field? I’ll define it as:
- must be cultivated as in plowed, seeded and harvested regularly, so pasture and hayfields do not qualify
- Defined boundaries such as fencing, ditches, rivers, roads, end or irrigation line,etc. So essentially the farmer has to stop activities in the one field, and go to the next. I would allow fields that just gradually give way to an undefined open space to be included, but won’t allow the area beyond the cultivation to be counted.
I recognize there could be odd cases where natural features might create pinch points between areas of cultivation that could be defined as one field or two; but lets hope that doesn’t complicate things. I’m guessing there are fields larger than an entire section (640 acres) are there any single fields of ‘township’ size (36 sections)? I’m also guessing its in Nebraska.