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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.



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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 6:13:56 AM

It looks like more rain is headed our way.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 12:33:21 AM

Another wonderful growing day here.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 1:51:13 PM

More rain across NE and IA. Slogging in the mud!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 1:50:31 PM

I had to go to a satellite map of Jacksonville, NC to see their farm in town. Didn't find it. Not saying there isn't one, though. I do see some tree farms where they grow lumber. That's looks pretty cool.
Guess I was just curious to see a farm in the city. Enjoy your day, SSG.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:16:23 AM

I have never farmed. I have never been on a farm. I hope to go to a farm in Jacksonville, NC someday.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 2:12:34 AM

It was a gorgeous sunny day yesterday with temps in the mid 80s. More of the same is in todays and tomorrows forecast.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 2:50:46 AM

We had some a serious growing degree day yesterday with plenty of sunshine and temmps in the lower 90s.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:37:17 AM

It was a gorgeous day yesterday and forecast to be the same today.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:19:40 PM

And, we have liftoff! The race is on.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 2:29:13 AM

We had plenty of heat units yesterday with temps approaching 90. More of the same will follow today.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:21:11 PM

Late heat units better than none at all.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:15:17 AM

Was up in Maryland yesterday and the corn is looking good.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 2:58:52 AM

Mostly rain yesterday. However sunny conditions in the forecast today and for the next several days.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:45:56 AM

Heavy rains across the Corn Belt! Late season crop improvement coming.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 5:03:31 AM

Pretty good rain falling right now.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:14:25 PM

Hot and humid
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:50:54 AM

Daily showers all week long.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:22:30 PM

Pro Farmer's Chip Flory announced from a Minnisota cornfield today noon that the corn was showing nitrogen deficiency and cool weather lack of maturity. The tour is not finding big yields in the cornfields.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:47:53 PM

Midway indications from the Tour sounds like looks are better than in field yield estimates. Some producers may be disappointed at harvest.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:05:47 AM

Pro Farmer Tour taking place. Check out their estimated yields around the corn belt.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 3:20:27 AM

Seems we are into a daily shower pattern, but there is still warm temps and plenty of sunshine which will help fill the kernels out.

Beans are looking great also.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 2:35:26 AM

The lastest crop report still shows good overall conditions. Around here most corn is in the dough stage.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 2:35:01 AM

Light rain pretty much all day yesterday. Finally got some local sweet corn. It is a little late this year, but ohhhhh so good. And still at $4.00 a bakers dozen.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:51:53 PM

Lots of rain across a large area of Nebraska. . Should finish off a lot of the irrigation at least on corn.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 10:24:32 PM

Progress report will show crop reduction from dry weather.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 5:26:28 PM

Adding heat units to the crop.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:08:39 PM

Sweet corn is coming on strong for all you sweet corn lovers. Get it while it's good!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:07:36 PM

I know of some deep dent, and I know of some milk yet. Oh, well.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:07:55 AM

Corn production is forecast at 14.0 billion bushels, up 1 percent from 2013.
Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average
167.4 bushels per acre, up 8.6 bushels from 2013. If realized, this will be
the highest yield and production on record for the United States. Area
harvested for grain is forecast at 83.8 million acres,
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:16:57 PM

Some field corn denting. Harvest is coming next month.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:39:26 AM

Nice steady rain in the area. This will certainly help those kernels fill out.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 2:59:53 AM

I noticed the p and vp are lower than normal this year, plus the crop overall looks good nationwide.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 5:47:57 PM

There is some really good looking corn around the state. Also some tough looking crop in places. Most is above average, and we may close this year our at the high end of the yield graph.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 6:43:29 AM

corn and other crops are looking great around here.

Received a report that corn in SE Iowa is in the best shape that it has been in years.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 12:17:44 AM

Significant rains across most of the area.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 8:23:06 PM

Monday condition report will affect the futures.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 4:43:29 AM

Crops looking great in this part of country.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 10:50:51 PM

Couple more weeks of irrigation, unless we get some more rain.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 10:28:19 AM

Iowa corn likes this rain. NE got some in places.
Big crop coming on.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 3:45:12 AM

More scattered showers in the area yesterday.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:35:49 AM

Rain moving across Iowa will make corn. Welcome rainfall. Nebraska will have to pump water.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 2:51:48 AM

Some pretty good isolated showers fell in the area yesterday which helped local crops tremendously.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 2:32:45 AM

We could use a little bit of rain around here.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:36:43 PM

Rainfall this am. The corn liked it.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 4:02:10 AM

High temps in the 80s and 90s yesterday and low temps at night in 50s.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 10:53:35 PM

Middle 80's temps makes corn fill. Expect to hear some high yields.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 3:58:20 AM

There was definitely heat units yesterday with most areas experiencing 80s and 90s.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:50:08 AM

SHHHH! Let's not talk frost yet.
Someone will hear you in Chicago and spike the corn market.
We're trying to hold the price down, don'tcha know, to keep grocery prices lower!!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:11:59 AM

Cool July for sure. Elkins, WV had a low of 32 yesterday, while it was 40 here. Currently 50. Would not be surprised to see a frost in late August or early Sept.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:59:01 PM

Cool July has some benefits and not for this crop.

We will hear frost scares soon.
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