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goldseeker

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 6:53:39 AM

Farmers are currently tilling and in some cases have already planted their corn crops. Corn will soon be emerging. In my area most fields have been tilled and I expect planting in two weeks.



[Edited by: GM at 4/15/2014 2:58:35 PM EST]
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 6:09:32 AM

Was up in Maryland yesterday and most of the corn had been harvested.
I still see one stand of corn down in the valley on the WV side of the border that needs to be harvested. Milder weather is in store for the coming week, but it looks like rain.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 4:46:18 PM

Light rain and drizzle.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 6:14:37 PM

88MM acres might be close. I think more acres than that will be planted. My early guess was just that.
Lots of producers are locked into a rotation that requires corn acres. Petro prices will affect some of those cost factors before planting time for those who can make an acre switch.
This will be a fun winter trying to guess the corn/soybean acres.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:11:16 AM

I am now hearing as low as 88 million planted acres next spring. The reason is simple. Production costs for a bushel of corn is around $4.00 and the market value of corn has hovered around $4 the better part of this year.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:32:43 PM

The state dot are still putting up snow fences. Drifting snows coming our way soon.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:04:55 AM

It has been a wet fall and winter here.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:39:11 PM

Congratulations, waterman. Snow on the prairie is a good thing. All I saw was flurries.
I did see an NH3 toolbar running yesterday afternoon in western Iowa.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:34:34 PM

Snow Sunday and Monday. Nice and wet and about a foot here. Less in other areas. Wasn't a big area that was hit on the plains but most of the mountains got it. Good start to the moisture season but wish it was liquid and not something you had to scoop.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 2:17:23 AM

We got some major rain yesterday.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:51:03 PM

We'll, we have had our thaw, now time to freeze it all back up. Too much mud. Trucks are having trouble!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 11:36:23 PM

Long, hard Midwest winter coming on. Let's look for an early spring to finish preparations and get some early planting done. 70% planted by April 26 would be good. Then we can look for an above trend line yield.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 10:46:16 AM

More consistent corn yields than soybeans may move some acres to corn. Lots of fertilizer already on so those acres are committed. Low commodity prices leave producers scratching their heads on swing acres planting intentions. It's early to make firm predictions.

Fun to talk about.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 7:41:19 PM

92MM acres of corn.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 4:17:41 AM

Guess it's time to start thinking about the next crop.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 1:01:20 PM

Back to zero wind chills!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 6:21:39 PM

45F melted some snow. Freeze it back up tonite.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Stayed home today. You all travel safely.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:09:53 AM

Goldseeker, the little ones really qualify to sing the song today. Congratulations on the fine weather!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 4:14:26 AM

There will not be any harvest around here for awhile as there is now about 10" of wet snow on the ground.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 9:44:30 AM

Over the river and through the woods....

Enjoy your sleigh ride!

Giving Thanks!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 12:17:56 AM

Our corn was out about a month ago. Don't know the yields yet.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 1:20:59 AM

We had sunny and 70 yesterday.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 1:20:05 AM

Most corn in my area is now in.

According to the November Crop Production report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), corn production is expected to reach 14.4 billion bushels this year, up 3 percent from 2013. ased on conditions as of November 1, yields for corn are expected to average 173.4 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushel from the October forecast, but 14.6 bushels above the 2013 average.

In spite of all the ups and downs, it has been a very good year.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:20:22 PM

Snow, blowing snow, and wind all day.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:12:07 AM

50F and rain. 25F and snow tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:51:03 PM

This year many are going back to the old wish of done picking corn by Thanksgiving. Many finishing this week.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 4:16:01 AM

The combines were rolling in my area yesterday.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 3:25:50 AM

There are still a few fields standing around here.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:50:14 PM

I saw some big acres of standing corn in East Iowa yesterday and today.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 11:53:30 PM

Latest report as of end of last week shows 91% of corn harvest done in Nebraska.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:36:38 AM

Record volumes of corn and soybeans will keep our city cousins with cheap food. They should be happy.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:34:57 AM

Looking forward to a January thaw!!
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:19:46 PM

Fall field work is done. 5F tonite and zero tomorrow finishes that until spring.
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:20:30 AM

Glad someone else is making money on it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:41:59 AM

It has been cold here, but little snow. Still about half of the corn in the fields.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 8:42:41 PM

Snow and ice on the sieves now.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 1:01:33 AM

2-4 inches of snow being predicted for this weekend. Still have some corn in the fields.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 10:05:14 PM

Actually, in November there is a lot of winter wheat planting. There are several good reason why postoning the winter planting to November makes sense.

Farmers are preparing soil for wheat now.

[Edited by: octane200 at 11/14/2014 10:05:40 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 5:33:34 PM

Combines are still running. Bet they are using their heaters! All the dryers are making lots of steam.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 10:10:03 PM

Did not read today's report yet. Radio says corn yield down, bean yield up.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 6:29:36 PM

Combines still running. Hurry up! Going to snow!
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 11:55:12 PM

Harvest pretty well completed except on the late replant stuff.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 6:57:44 PM

Windy, chilly day.
Corn dryers are making steam tonite!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 5:46:19 PM

No real snowfall, just a few flurries.
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 10:22:37 PM

2 weeks to go
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:23:01 PM

Harvest will take some longer. Percent completion is way behind my prediction.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 5:30:13 PM

Goldseeker, how much snow??
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 11:02:59 AM

Hey Waterman! Good to hear you will record some good yields from your plot. Iowa will be 80% done on Monday's report. Maybe even higher.
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 8:46:36 AM

Soybeans are harvested, Corn is still standing
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 3:40:52 AM

Currently 35 and raining with snow in the forecast.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 3:27:51 PM

Weather around here has been fantastic. Corn harvest is finally going gang busters. Dryland has been going for a couple of weeks but the irrigated finally is drying. Yields have been great on dryland for here. Many yields over 100 bu/ac with the tops being around 150. Irrigated is great from first reports as well. Many in the 250 bu/ac range. Still waiting to get my research plots off but preliminary yields are in the 230-250 bu/acre range.
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