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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: Jan 29, 2015 1:15:04 PM

January thaw about over.
That's ok; been too hot!!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 3:12:14 PM

Time for a February ice storm!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 11:43:24 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:08:36 PM

A little bit of rain and snow will hold the soil down during the next blizzard.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 12:46:03 PM

warm winter days playing with my head
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 7:51:11 PM

Mud in January.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:54:14 PM

The blizzard two weeks ago blew the fields clean including some soil. That is twice already this winter.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:51:11 PM

Our road ditches are still full of black snow.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 6:23:22 PM

Snow still on the ground here but melting.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 2:49:40 AM

The snow from the last polar vortex is almost gone. Temps in the lows 40s today.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 6:45:35 PM

I do not like mud in January. Cold weather please.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 5:34:58 PM

Frosty cold still. Winter for 8 more weeks.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 6:47:08 PM

Enjoy the zero temps. We get a reprieve today. 25F is short sleeve weather.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 4:02:26 PM

Zero temps here now, but with the sun out it is a balmy 85 in my greenhouse.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 10:30:49 AM

I do not want to see any bug crawling around outside today. He would be difficult to combat.

Beautiful ground blizzard across the prairie this morning. It has been making sun dogs in a complete circle. 35mph winds at -10F.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 7:28:27 PM

Goody. Winter is coming again. Two notes of -10F might finally kill some bugs.
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Happy New Year
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 11:16:30 PM

-8F at Grand Island, Ne this am. 20mph winds made it nippy!!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 2:18:18 AM

Getting colder around here too. Currently 24. Looks like a deep freeze the rest of the week.
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 9:36:05 PM

There were chisel plows running across Iowa this morning. Getting colder. Ground will be frozen too much after tonite.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 2:17:18 AM

I see some farmers in my area is already tilling the soil.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 6:00:44 PM

I don't think 88MM meets the demand. Price will have to influence more acres or this inventory will have a short tale.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 1:54:25 AM

I see the USDA is predicting 88 million acres also.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 11:04:04 PM

Long warm spell. Not freezing up until Monday. Wading the mud tomorrow! Ugh!!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 8:07:47 PM

is it real corn or the Monsanto man made seed?
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 9:33:04 AM

Rain, drizzle, and snow flurries. The December thaw continues.
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 3:20:31 PM

We've had snow so the fields a cleared....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 1:20:59 AM

We had sunny and 70 yesterday.
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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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