If indeed true they closed a field(s) because of waste ears something does not add up for them to immediately close it for 10 days. If a field is deemed baited the 10 days is suppose to start after the last kernel or bait is gone.
Danny is right- My place is 80 acres. In the best of years there is a whole he!! of a lot more than a couple of 5 gallon buckets. I personally pick up 15 to 20 buckets for the bird feeders for the winter. Have a grinder so I usually get 2-3 5 gallon buckets of shelled corn. Something fishy here. I know one of the members is on it and will probably provide info as it becomes available.
Recently gave up some goose property I had controll over , the farmer had some pretty outdated equipment , field looked baited every year . Friends used to ask me if I paid him extra to not buy new equipment! 20 + years never an issue , don’t think we were even ever checked . I would also like to see the outcome of this , sounds fishy to me also .