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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: Apr 17, 2014 3:49:04 AM

It was 21 yesterday morning, but fortunately we dodged a bullet and did not receive any snow.

It looks like a warmup is in store for the rest of the week.

[Edited by: goldseeker at 4/17/2014 3:50:11 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:05:24 AM

Cloudy with 40mph s winds at 35F.

Maybe next week we will see field work.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 7:09:27 PM

Progress report depends on rainfall this weekend.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:13:34 AM

The first crop report is now in and of course Texas leads the way at 57% planted. North Carolina is next at 20% and Kansas at 11%. This figure will likely show a rapid increase during the next couple of weeks.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 4:54:47 AM

Looks like we will get a small set back weather wise. It is raining now and 57, but the temps are suppose to head down into the teens by night fall and there will be a little bit of snow. Shouldn't last more than a day or two.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:27:48 AM

Wind, sunshine, wind, rain, wind hail, wind, snow.

Welcome to April in Iowa. Sending it east.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:48:48 AM

It looks like we are in for some rain here.............after a gorgeous weekend.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:17:51 PM

3" rain across much of Iowa. That will help soil moisture conditions to start this crop year.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 2:15:36 PM

There shall be showers of blessing. Thank you Lord, for rainfall in the spring.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:54:56 AM

The title of this thread will soon change as I have already submitted it to admin.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:23:59 PM

As usual Texas is way ahead of the curve with 54% of this years crop already planted and 28% has already emerged.

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:05:06 PM

Dry and windy. NH3 going on. Planters running in southern IA.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 10:01:22 AM

I was up on a high mountain point this morning and could easily see that nearly of the crop land in the valley had been tilled.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 8:18:08 AM

Red Flag warnings across NE and IA
Extreme fire dangers during this wind.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:53:50 AM

I saw a corn planter running in NE yesterday. Just one. April 8 is stretching it pretty early. Lots of ground still has frost under the surface. 80F today will get the tractors excited.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:37:19 AM

The best thing to do if you do not like this thread is to hit the ignore button.

In the meantime others will continue to post comments related to current and future crop conditions.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:11:45 PM

Good! Lower prices on E85
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 11:05:04 AM

Suit yourselves.

This has been an ongoing thread for two years now discussing current corn crop growing volumes and conditions. We'll be talking about acres of planting intentions, planting progress, crop progress and conditions throughout the summer season. We'll be making guesses on planting dates, tassel dates, frost dates, harvest dates, possible national yields, and how those numbers might affect the price of corn and thus ethanol.

Some people find this discussion interesting. Others not. Oh well.

[Edited by: stickyvalves at 4/7/2014 11:05:39 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 9:24:03 AM

This is almost two year old news, ban it, lock it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 12:02:56 AM

The last week of this month is when corn will likely be planted. The area is generally not frost free until the first week of May.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:16:38 AM

We'll continue to talk about crop expectations throughout the growing season. Each area of the country has a different perspective on the corn crop. S Texas has corn up. I haven't heard of anyone in Iowa who has turned a wheel.
Rain next week will help settle the ground. I expect to hear about corn being planted in NE. Didn't go out there this week.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:51:35 AM

If you will take the time to read this thread on a regular basis you would have known that I posted the projected decrease in corn acres several weeks ago.

Predicting that this will drive gasoline prices higher is nothing more than spin from big oil.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:40:03 AM

"The point of my post is that 2014 corn planting will be down. This will
affect gasoline prices."

To the contrary, this years planting will not have any affect on gasoline prices.

You oil shills are all alike. On one hand you belly ache about high corn plantings raising the price of everything, then when planting go down once again you complain about how it will raise prices again.

I suggest if you do no like this thread that you post your poison under the gasoline forum.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 7:27:19 PM

"A typical statement from big oil advocates. "

A typical statement from the big ethanol advocates.

The point of my post is that 2014 corn planting will be down. This will
affect gasoline prices.

The topic doesn't make sense anymore. Who cares that 2012 was a record year?
The topic should be locked...

[Edited by: borsht at 4/2/2014 7:32:55 PM EST]
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:04:14 AM

"With ethanol mandates in place and delivery problems for ethanol, the corn growers are getting positioned to force increased gas prices, even if oil comes down in price."

A typical statement from big oil advocates.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 4:00:00 PM

The D o A said today that it is expecting the lowest planting of corn since 2010.

"Corn planted are a for all purposes in 2014 is estimated at 91.7 million acres, down 4 percent from last year. If realized, this will represent the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010; however, this will represent the fifth largest corn acreage in the United States since 1944."

http://www.agweb.com/article/2014_prospective_planting_corn_NAA_AgWebcom_Editors/

With ethanol mandates in place and delivery problems for ethanol, the corn growers are getting positioned to force increased gas prices, even if oil comes down in price.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 11:06:45 AM

Field work in NE. I haven't seen anybody working across Indiana today.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 4:12:43 AM

In spite of the bad weather up here on the mountain, I noticed some freshly tilled fields down in the valley.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 3:54:11 AM

Hey, we got 6" of new snow here Saturday night.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 6:05:40 PM

Supposed to be a wet, cold week. Mn gets more snow.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 8:05:20 AM

Corn is up in south Tx, and NE will plant corn this weekend.
On our way to 92 million acres ov corn stalks.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 5:14:09 AM

Hit 61 yesterday, but they are calling for snow Sunday night. It will not last long.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 9:56:38 PM

Nebraska will plant corn next Friday. Just a guess.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 3:03:30 AM

It finally broke the freezing line yesterday and eventually got up to 51. Calling for rain today.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:13:10 AM

Light rain all day. Frost will get weak now and go out soon.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 12:23:52 AM

It was a whiteout yesterday and a tough drive to work. Suppose to be a huge warmup today. We shall see.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 3:38:38 AM

We only got light snowfall yesterday, but it is brutally cold.
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 6:40:51 AM

A 50 degree spring rain would be very welcome to help knock some frost out.
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 2:36:02 AM

We are back in the deep freeze now, but so far no snow.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 6:15:15 AM

Snowing and 22 on the prairie.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 2:21:25 AM

Currently 12 with now moderation in sight until Friday.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 2:32:03 AM

33 will be the high today and it looks like most of the week will e much colder than the norm.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 5:45:55 PM

No thawing today!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 4:41:06 AM

A couple of warm days here with temps in upper 50s and lower 60s, then it will be back to the deep freeze for several days.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 3:09:47 PM

Typical March thaw.
Snow is melting, the frost is not out, the trucks are getting stuck in mud!
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 10:11:53 AM

My apologies, as I did not mean to call anyone to the east "fiends".

Warm today and tomorrow, then back to the deep freeze so we don't get too excited about fieldwork.
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 3:45:45 AM

Most of the snow is now gone and the great swamp has now set in.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:55:38 AM

There will be no tilling of the soil here for several weeks.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:06:57 AM

No where near record snowfall here. Only about 100" which is way below the record up near 300" and also below the norm of about 160".

However, it has been a very cold winter with zero weather on 14 days. I have never seen it that cold in my lifetime.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 1:56:35 PM

Glad to be able to share the snow with my fiends in the east. Today our local records show this year we have the third highest snowfall on record.
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