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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 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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Too early for KC
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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.
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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.
Alexi7
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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?
sparrowfan
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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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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 5:34:12 PM

Plenty of moisture in the topsoil here in NE Colorado. Finally melted off the last of our snow. So far we have had 24 inches and still have our main snow months ahead.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 4:18:07 PM

goldseeker, I thought sure you would get part of this snow system. Enjoy the rain.
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