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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: Mar 30, 2015 2:45:55 AM

A very cold weekend. Currently 15 and snowing.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 4:14:43 PM

Freezing rain early this am. 40mph NW winds and 60F this afternoon.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 2:45:54 AM

70s yesterday, and 30s today.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:27:01 PM

Sunshine and NW winds making everyone smile in Iowa today.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 6:01:57 PM

Ahhhh

The pitter patter of little raindrops on the roof. My grass will start to turn green now.
lawnmower357
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 3:28:28 PM

Too early for KC
hacienda
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 12:01:39 PM

good idea
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:31:21 AM

Rain coming in. That is welcome to most.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 1:15:43 PM

Ice this am means rain last nite. Adding to some surface soil moisture.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:51:45 AM

Spring snow across parts of the corn belt brings welcome moisture.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 3:33:27 AM

Plenty of rain and melting snow makes for a lot of mud.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 5:17:57 PM

I was inNE Mon-We'd. Saw discs and toolbars running and making dust. They will welcome a rain.
Stay safe fighting those grass fires.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 12:08:40 AM

Frost is out and lots of fertilizer going down and well as Lots of anhydrous. Hoping for some moisture had about enough bad grass fires to last me for a long time.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 2:11:21 AM

Looks like they are projecting 87.9 million acres to be planted in corn for 2015.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 2:33:42 AM

The soil around here is like a sponge full of water.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 3:05:24 AM

March came in like a lion, but is likely to go out as a lamb.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 11:29:04 PM

There will be reports of the frost going out this weekend. Spring is coming.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:52:50 PM

Water running off the fields again today. Snow piles going down. I see black ditches from that Jan blizzard when the dirt blew with the snow.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 2:51:08 AM

The ground is finally starting to thaw around here.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 11:38:03 PM

The snow's melting. Might be gone by the end of the week.
Another week to dry up.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 9:25:50 AM

Enjoy your snow, goldseeker. It will melt and run down your mountain side.

Now, Alexi7 has a different problem. He's like me. Looking forward to a muddy mess until things thaw out.
Most of the corn belt has snow and a lot of frost. I haven't heard any reports of how deep it is. I know of some frozen water lines and sewers.

Oh well. Spring is coming soon. Time to waken the growing season.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 2:35:29 AM

First it was rain and mild temps that took most of the snow off. Next came Thor with 10" of snow and 2 degrees.
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 1:36:39 AM

About 12-18 inches of snow on our fields. And it's getting into the 50s early next week. Gonna be one big sloppy mess here in NW Ohio.

[Edited by: Alexi7 at 3/6/2015 1:37:20 AM EST]
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 4:52:44 PM

20 degree temp change today. All the way up to 10F.
Spring is coming. Going to get muddy next week.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 2:46:45 AM

46 with plenty of rain, but there is brutal temps and snow on the way.
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:55:29 PM

The ground is getting where they can get it ready.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:48:49 PM

March in like a lamb.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 4:27:42 PM

40 degree temp change from this morning and it still isn't 20 degrees.

Isn't winter fun?
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:50:30 AM

-24F this am in central Iowa. 10 less than the last record low of 1897. Global warming at its best.

Sending it to W Va and on to Boston. Enjoy.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 3:39:24 AM

Snowing again, followed by much colder weather. I wish you would keep that winter weather out west.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:32:55 AM

We're headed for the 40sF and 50sF in two weeks here in NW Ohio. One big slush pile.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 6:29:46 PM

North winds tonite will blow more soil into the ditches.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 6:28:53 PM

Slow and easy road conditions.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 3:24:49 PM

Watching the snow blow around today.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 2:59:36 AM

Actually warmed up to 34 yesterday, but it is headed back down to zero now.
erfuelman
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:37:09 AM

can't say not a lot of corn in ok.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:27:28 AM

Enjoying winter yet?
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 4:08:07 AM

Feb. has been a deep freeze with several days sub zero. We now have a wintry storm headed our way. No spring planting for awhile.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 8:06:13 AM

Storm going up the Ohio Valley. Enjoy winter!
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 5:26:51 PM

WVa needs more snow. We will share.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 2:08:16 AM

-4 with about 6" of new snow.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:04:46 AM

Plowing is in the past. Not much done anymore.
GADavis
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:54:01 PM

In Indiana, the farmers are still waiting for the spring thaw to plow.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 2:15:05 PM

Frozen ground in February is a good thing across the US Corn Belt.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 9:14:00 AM

No action here till end of April. Ground still frozen.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 6:38:02 PM

Melting snow in road ditches exposed more black snow today.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:21:20 AM

Count on the corn crop containing GMO traits. That's how the American consumer continues to get cheap food!
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:19:45 AM

Waterman, pleased to see you getting some winter moisture. Hope it continues into the growing season for you.
Waterman66
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:21:48 PM

Why non GMO Sparrow?
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I hope all of the crops are non GMO
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 3:49:23 AM

It was rain yesterday, but it is 9 today with light snowfall.
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