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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: Aug 21, 2014 9:22:30 PM

Pro Farmer's Chip Flory announced from a Minnisota cornfield today noon that the corn was showing nitrogen deficiency and cool weather lack of maturity. The tour is not finding big yields in the cornfields.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:47:53 PM

Midway indications from the Tour sounds like looks are better than in field yield estimates. Some producers may be disappointed at harvest.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:05:47 AM

Pro Farmer Tour taking place. Check out their estimated yields around the corn belt.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 3:20:27 AM

Seems we are into a daily shower pattern, but there is still warm temps and plenty of sunshine which will help fill the kernels out.

Beans are looking great also.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 2:35:26 AM

The lastest crop report still shows good overall conditions. Around here most corn is in the dough stage.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 2:35:01 AM

Light rain pretty much all day yesterday. Finally got some local sweet corn. It is a little late this year, but ohhhhh so good. And still at $4.00 a bakers dozen.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:51:53 PM

Lots of rain across a large area of Nebraska. . Should finish off a lot of the irrigation at least on corn.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 10:24:32 PM

Progress report will show crop reduction from dry weather.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 5:26:28 PM

Adding heat units to the crop.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:08:39 PM

Sweet corn is coming on strong for all you sweet corn lovers. Get it while it's good!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:07:36 PM

I know of some deep dent, and I know of some milk yet. Oh, well.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:07:55 AM

Corn production is forecast at 14.0 billion bushels, up 1 percent from 2013.
Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average
167.4 bushels per acre, up 8.6 bushels from 2013. 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,
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:16:57 PM

Some field corn denting. Harvest is coming next month.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:39:26 AM

Nice steady rain in the area. This will certainly help those kernels fill out.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 2:59:53 AM

I noticed the p and vp are lower than normal this year, plus the crop overall looks good nationwide.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 5:47:57 PM

There is some really good looking corn around the state. Also some tough looking crop in places. Most is above average, and we may close this year our at the high end of the yield graph.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 6:43:29 AM

corn and other crops are looking great around here.

Received a report that corn in SE Iowa is in the best shape that it has been in years.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 12:17:44 AM

Significant rains across most of the area.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 8:23:06 PM

Monday condition report will affect the futures.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 4:43:29 AM

Crops looking great in this part of country.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 10:50:51 PM

Couple more weeks of irrigation, unless we get some more rain.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 10:28:19 AM

Iowa corn likes this rain. NE got some in places.
Big crop coming on.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 3:45:12 AM

More scattered showers in the area yesterday.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:35:49 AM

Rain moving across Iowa will make corn. Welcome rainfall. Nebraska will have to pump water.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 2:51:48 AM

Some pretty good isolated showers fell in the area yesterday which helped local crops tremendously.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 2:32:45 AM

We could use a little bit of rain around here.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:36:43 PM

Rainfall this am. The corn liked it.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 4:02:10 AM

High temps in the 80s and 90s yesterday and low temps at night in 50s.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 10:53:35 PM

Middle 80's temps makes corn fill. Expect to hear some high yields.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 3:58:20 AM

There was definitely heat units yesterday with most areas experiencing 80s and 90s.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:50:08 AM

SHHHH! Let's not talk frost yet.
Someone will hear you in Chicago and spike the corn market.
We're trying to hold the price down, don'tcha know, to keep grocery prices lower!!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:11:59 AM

Cool July for sure. Elkins, WV had a low of 32 yesterday, while it was 40 here. Currently 50. Would not be surprised to see a frost in late August or early Sept.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:59:01 PM

Cool July has some benefits and not for this crop.

We will hear frost scares soon.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:54:47 AM

46 here this morning, which is definitely cool for July.

Yeah, Labor Day sounds good. Overall the corn conditions looks pretty good nationwide.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:27:13 PM

I expect to.hear about corn being combined the week after Labor Day .
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:36:59 AM

I agree Sticky. Corn yield should be up.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 5:06:00 PM

OK, time to start talking about average national corn yield.
Given the crop condition chart, we should be above the trend line this fall.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 1:22:48 AM

76% G-E is pretty good.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 1:19:31 AM

Heavy rain off and on all weekend. Especially last night. I saw no sign of high winds or hail that had been predicted.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:28:28 AM

There is some really good looking corn across the western corn belt.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:19:42 AM

Plenty of rain tonight.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:00:17 AM

Heat units now are good. Our city cousins can pay their AC bills and stay indoors.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 2:56:03 AM

It is the perfect storm for crops around here. Cool nights and hot days. Thye are calling for rain Sunday which is perfect timing.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 11:15:16 PM

The crops that didn't get hail are looking great even the dry land. Silks are turning brown about 6 weeks to black layer. About 2 weeks behind but getting some good gdd.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:12:39 PM

Rains across the north east 1/3 of Iowa. Good for that corn crop.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:11:28 PM

time walker, report your crop conditions please.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:52:47 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:40:36 AM

A huge turn around here weather wise. A thunderstorm blew trough and dropped the temps 30 degrees. A cool 52 this morning.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:32:34 AM

It was near 100 here yesterday and 90 up here on the mountain.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:37:25 PM

Food must have gone down then......
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