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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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wrmedic
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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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wrmedic
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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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goldseeker
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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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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:08:35 PM

Elevators are starting to see some new crop corn come in around 28 moisture.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:54:14 AM

Early indications are good yields of very wet corn. Shrink it to #2 and it looks like the boys will still be ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:05:34 AM

Frost on some rooftops again this am. No noticible crop damage.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:31:52 PM

Yup. It is not logical to see frost in central Iowa on Sept 13. But there was some. Looking forward to winter.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:19:51 AM

Overnight low of 37. I did not see any frost, but some of the low lying areas might have had some scattered frost.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 4:33:50 AM

Some of the posts in here are just down right ILLOGICAL.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 12:24:56 AM

Chilly and wet in NW Iowa today. Rain with temps in the 50's
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 10:00:01 PM

I saw a cornfield half combined tonite. Drier than most. Would have been a early number.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 9:58:20 PM

Unfortunately, I did not attend HHD. Would have liked to. My busy fall has already started. Glad you had good contacts.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 11:04:33 AM

IT IS ILLOGICAL TO USE FOOD FOR FUEL
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 11:14:36 PM

Stickyvalves if you thought it was a muddy mess on Tuesday you should have been there for the fun today. Still pretty good attendance for a Thursday over all the show was really down but was able to still talk to lots of farmers about natural gas irrigation.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 5:14:36 PM

Well the crop progress report is finally out and it looks pretty good.

Corn production is forecast at 14.4 billion bushels, up 3 percent from both
the August forecast and from 2013. Based on conditions as of September 1,
yields are expected to average 171.7 bushels per acre, up 4.3 bushels from
the August forecast and 12.9 bushels above the 2013 average. If realized,
this will be the highest yield and production on record for the United
States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.8 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast but down 4 percent from 2013.

Several states including Iowa are headed for what appears to be record production.

But to top it all off just look at Illinois.

Corn: Harvested area, forecast at 11.8 million acres, is unchanged from the previous forecast and previous year. The corn yield is forecast at 194 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from August and up 16 bushels from 2013. If realized, this would be a record high yield in Illinois, surpassing the previous record of 180 bushels per acre in 2004. Production is forecast at 2.29 billion bushels, 9 percent above the previous year. This would represent the highest production level on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2007 when 2.28 billion bushels were produced.

Did I get that right at 194 bpa.

Weigh in on that sticky.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 3:32:32 AM

Are you guys getting any yield reports in your area?
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:57:12 PM

HuskerHarvestDays!!!!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:56:27 PM

Husks Harvest Days got cancelled today due to mud. Cars parked on the grass got pulled out to the road yesterday. Lots of full creeks acronym NE and IA tonite.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 7:23:04 PM

HH Days got wet today I think.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 3:16:18 AM

Back home now. Some pretty good rain hit the local area over the weekend. I saw no sign of damage to any crop land.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 12:07:02 AM

Getting ready for Husker Harvest days farm show. Largest working irrigated farm show in the world.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 4:10:46 PM

Expect to see a lot of dryers running in the Corn Belt. Lots of late rains keeping crops green. Making lots of bushels for people's corn flakes and soy burgers !!
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:48:11 AM

Hot in North Carolina
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 12:09:36 AM

Could be an early harvest due to high amounts of crop damage from earlier hail. Talked to a few guys and they don't know if they want to chance it drying down in the fields. Dryers could be running hard again this year.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 1:22:14 AM

Hot and dry here in Texas.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:43:44 AM

Rain, hail, and wind is not conducive to closing out this crop on good notes. Crop damage this weekend.

The grain dryers will run this fall. There is a lot of late, wet corn out there.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 6:13:56 AM

It looks like more rain is headed our way.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 12:33:21 AM

Another wonderful growing day here.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 1:51:13 PM

More rain across NE and IA. Slogging in the mud!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 1:50:31 PM

I had to go to a satellite map of Jacksonville, NC to see their farm in town. Didn't find it. Not saying there isn't one, though. I do see some tree farms where they grow lumber. That's looks pretty cool.
Guess I was just curious to see a farm in the city. Enjoy your day, SSG.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:16:23 AM

I have never farmed. I have never been on a farm. I hope to go to a farm in Jacksonville, NC someday.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 2:12:34 AM

It was a gorgeous sunny day yesterday with temps in the mid 80s. More of the same is in todays and tomorrows forecast.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 2:50:46 AM

We had some a serious growing degree day yesterday with plenty of sunshine and temmps in the lower 90s.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:37:17 AM

It was a gorgeous day yesterday and forecast to be the same today.
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