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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: Oct 20, 2014 10:03:05 PM

Combines are going. Y'all work safely.

[Edited by: stickyvalves at 10/20/2014 10:03:16 PM EST]
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:14:41 PM

Dry week coming. Filling the bins.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:58:40 PM

Hey at least someone is making money off it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:05:10 AM

Yesterday was a gorgeous day. When I got home, it was 100 in my greenhouse.

I expect some combines did run yesterday.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:43:21 AM

Sunshine and wind today will let some corn combines run.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 5:13:56 AM

Heavy rains across Iowa have stopped all combines. Need some dry weather.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 2:42:42 AM

Not much harvesting going on around here. Entirely too much rain.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:34:22 PM

i like corn too
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:41:19 AM

Sweet corn is already harvested and in the can.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 4:05:44 PM

sweet corn
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:57:51 AM

Seems we are getting rains every afternoon.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:08:03 PM

Auto spell got me again!
Nobody in the field!
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:07:13 PM

Oboes in the field across Iowa today. Rained again last night south of Hwy 30.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 2:33:20 AM

165
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 5:04:10 PM

Okay!! Who knows the final USDA 2014 corn numbers? Anyone feel like putting out a number?

Will it be closer to 160 or 175?
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 1:38:38 PM

i like corn
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:06:46 AM

$2.89
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 2:35:38 AM

Some of the harvest has started around here, but it also will be delayed for a couple of days due to rain.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:57:01 PM


THANK YOU FARMERS!!!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:53:31 PM

Combines are running. WE'll see Friday the new USDA yield estimates and WSDE.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 11:35:24 AM

A lot of this fall harvest will be delayed due to moistures. And mud!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 4:39:01 AM

No frost, as we also had too much wind. Currently 41.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 3:59:14 PM

We missed the frost this am. Too much wind!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 6:56:44 AM

I haven't checked outside yet, but there is likely frost as it is now 34.

I have several hot pepper and sweet pepper plants that I moved into the greenhouse yesterday.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 10:17:33 PM

Frost coming. Many will welcome it.
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 10:06:25 PM

Cool temps delayed crop development. This crop will be wet.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 2:43:03 AM

Great weather around here for last few days. Corn in my area is 68% G-E, and 43% is mature. That is about double what it was last year at this time.

We could see frost this weekend up hear on the mountain, but I doubt it down in the valley.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:17:05 AM

Even some of the corn that wasn't replant hasn't even hit black layer yet. Just not enough gdd for the year.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:51:43 PM

There was hail in west central IA did the same thing.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:50:26 PM

Central NE crops took a hit with that big hailstorm. Replants are late or immature. Much of the replanted corn is being cut for silage. After that kind of storm, you just make something work.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:54:34 AM

Overall the crop looks pretty good with 74% showing G-E.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:37:56 PM

Starting to see a few beans come out of the field but still have a lot of very green replants.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:26:57 PM

Empty bean fields appearing!,
Progress in getting a good start.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:10:14 PM

Really nice weather around here. No harvest yet, except for silage.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:22:32 PM

Dust behind the bean combines today. Getting drier. I see corn starting. Heard of some 25% moisture. Lot's of drying costs.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:54:28 PM

Bean combines running today around Ft Dodge after rain yesterday.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 12:18:26 AM

Light rain in the forecast.
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 11:47:44 PM

Significant rain across the state slowing harvest.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 3:26:06 AM

We had light frost yesterday, but no real crop damage.
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 1:13:20 AM

Better get my calendar fixed. Sept, not Oct!!
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:14:53 PM

NE getting rain last half of Oct. rather it wait till the crop is out. Things are pretty wet.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:24:01 AM

At 5:20 AM 40 and no frost.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:03:58 AM

Could be frost tonight. Currently 45.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 9:44:58 PM

Have heard of some 150 bushel dry land and some at only about 35 bushel.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:21:11 PM

Early reported yields are high.
200 to 240 are common.
It is not unusual to hear high yields at the beginning of harvest.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 12:08:50 AM

Western Corn Belt looks to have a lot of corn. Should say a lot of wet corn. Need more hot dry weather to help it dry more.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 1:49:42 AM

Was up in Maryland yesterday and most corn looked pretty good. There is still a lot of corn in the dough stage, but most of that is being cut by dairy farmers as silage.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:06:02 PM

I saw a chisel running on stalks this afternoon. Getting ready for next spring already. Seed corn field and that corn is ready for next spring's planting.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:21:05 AM

Sixty degrees at night here in Jacksonville, NC. Fields are looking great.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 2:40:57 AM

Still quite cool at night with warm days, but no frost. When I was a boy we always had frost by mid Sept. My how times have changed.
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