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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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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:46:22 AM

December corn futures are now $1.41 off of the high. That is 27% down.

Y'all who blame the corn market on high grocery prices better check your grocery prices to be sure they are down 27%.

Potential high national yields means your American corn producers are doing their part to feed you. Enjoy.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 3:22:09 AM

I was over in VA yesterday. The rains have ceased for now and everything is a massive carpet of green. My garden looks better than ever.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:51:16 AM

GMO gasoline!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:27:07 PM

Another good day of adding heat units. Market will be down again tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:11:02 PM

Adding heat units to the crop. Seed corn detasseling has started. We start harvest in 6 weeks.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:06:37 AM

We currently have light rain falling in our area.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 4:55:46 PM

I believe the ponds along I29 in western Iowa. Remember the heavy rains are still going down the Missouri and those fields do not drain good.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:42:10 AM

We are having cool nights with temps in low 50s and warm sunny days.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 12:24:30 AM

Still some big ponds in fields in Iowa along I-29.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:53:20 PM

This cold week will slow tasseling. Crop needs heat units.
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:15:52 PM

Corn futures prices are down 25% since May 1. Remind your grocery store to drop the price of Corn Flakes .
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:06:35 PM

42F in Geneva, NE this am. We had 54F in Central Iowa.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 3:12:46 AM

Some pretty good showers hit the area yesterday evening. Most crops are looking great.
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 8:54:36 PM

Summer polar vortex will make the tassel flowers wonder.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 2:42:02 AM

I was in Virginia yesterday. Both corn and beans look pretty normal for this time of year.
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:42:45 PM

The hail damage runs a strip about 5-7 miles wide and about 100 miles long as far as I have seen. Runs from Burrell Nebraska south thru an area just west of Blue Hill. A lit of the fields are just stubble. Gibbon area is just stubble. Bean fields are completely bare.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:31:41 AM

I was up in Maryland yesterday. Most of the corn up that way is chest high. That is about normal for this time of year as the location is a high mountain plateau and generally corn and other crops are planted about a month later compared to crops down in the valley.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 4:12:25 AM

It is unfortunate but we have those disasters somewhere every year.
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 9:58:32 AM

If anyone takes a road trip to Iowa, you can observe total hail damage along I80 from Stuart to Adair. Some cornfields just have a stump left. Beans were mowed to the ground.
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 9:56:38 AM

wrmedic, what is the hail damage location?

According to the radar images, it must have been in the Shelton area.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 4:06:55 AM

Did not see any damaged fields. Mostly just down tree limbs.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 11:12:41 PM

Lots of hail tonight quite a few fields a total loss.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:37:31 PM

good for them.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:13:16 PM

The weather so far has knocked at least 1/2 bu from the national yield.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:12:21 PM

I saw total hail loss fields yesterday. Always happens somewhere. Never wish it anyplace.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:10:44 PM

Thought we'd let W VA have the balance of the tornado weather we had Sun and Mon nites!@!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:33:47 AM

We had a terrible storm yesterday with high winds and heavy rains. Could not tell if any corn was damaged as I was having a hard time seeing the road.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 9:56:53 PM

Ethanol will maintain its price level until crude falls out of bed.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 3:25:10 AM

Less planting acres will not have much of an effect at all. The final harvest may, but that remains to be seen as it is a long way off.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 9:30:59 PM

Ag reports say there is 3 millions less acres of corn planted this year compared to last year. What will that do to the price of ethanol?
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 8:14:45 PM

Wasn't out much over the weekend. The Iowa and Nebraska corn has begun to tassel!
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 2:06:03 AM

Turned out to be a great growing weekend.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 5:08:40 PM

Warm temps will help crops.
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 11:59:12 AM

More rain.
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 2:09:26 AM

40s here this morning. But it is clear and high is forecast to be low 80s. Should be a good growing weekend.
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 1:29:40 PM

238 years!,,
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 2:38:04 AM

4" of rain in less than an hour down in the valley. Fortunately there was no wind.
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 2:51:50 PM

Sunshine and 75F. Think the weather slowed the tassels down 3-4 days.
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 3:37:32 AM

That is a lot of rain. Must be great for cattails. Hey there is a lot of starch in cattails. Might make a good crop.

Corn is mostly head high around here.
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 10:01:39 AM

Whatta rain!! All the weak trees got trimmed yesterday, that's for sure. 90 mph straight winds across flat land do a lot of damage.

I see some green-snap on corn this morning.
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:46:35 PM

13.85 inches rain in June. Wow. That's a lot for Iowa in June.
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 9:55:20 AM

Flash floods in a lot of areas across the corn belt. This will keep the rivers and streams full for awhile.
I saw a little bit of wind damage on corn this morning.
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 12:05:44 AM

Nice rain yesterday afternoon. Good for gardening. Keeps my rainwater barrels full too.
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 6:49:34 PM

More rainfall.
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 12:17:55 AM

Farmers just finished planting soy beans around here. Some are just now emerging.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 3:06:36 AM

Most will be chest high.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 3:28:39 AM

All corn around here will exceed knee high by the 4th.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 3:23:40 AM

You bet it is growing! We are getting mostly sunny and warm days with late afternoon showers. You might say that it is a perfect storm for growing.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:45:27 PM

Corn is doing in June what it is supposed to do in June. Grow!

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 2:26:10 AM

We have had perfect growing days here. Temps in the 80s and 90s here and a late afternoon shower to top it all. I can hear the crops a growin.
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