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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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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 1:22:48 AM

76% G-E is pretty good.
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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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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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stickyvalves
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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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goldseeker
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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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goldseeker
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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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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:08:50 PM

Corn was down again today
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 3:45:20 AM

Plenty of heat units yesterday.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:46:22 AM

December corn futures are now $1.41 off of the high. That is 27% down.

Y'all who blame the corn market on high grocery prices better check your grocery prices to be sure they are down 27%.

Potential high national yields means your American corn producers are doing their part to feed you. Enjoy.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 3:22:09 AM

I was over in VA yesterday. The rains have ceased for now and everything is a massive carpet of green. My garden looks better than ever.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:51:16 AM

GMO gasoline!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:27:07 PM

Another good day of adding heat units. Market will be down again tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:11:02 PM

Adding heat units to the crop. Seed corn detasseling has started. We start harvest in 6 weeks.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:06:37 AM

We currently have light rain falling in our area.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 4:55:46 PM

I believe the ponds along I29 in western Iowa. Remember the heavy rains are still going down the Missouri and those fields do not drain good.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:42:10 AM

We are having cool nights with temps in low 50s and warm sunny days.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 12:24:30 AM

Still some big ponds in fields in Iowa along I-29.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:53:20 PM

This cold week will slow tasseling. Crop needs heat units.
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:15:52 PM

Corn futures prices are down 25% since May 1. Remind your grocery store to drop the price of Corn Flakes .
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 5:06:35 PM

42F in Geneva, NE this am. We had 54F in Central Iowa.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 3:12:46 AM

Some pretty good showers hit the area yesterday evening. Most crops are looking great.
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 8:54:36 PM

Summer polar vortex will make the tassel flowers wonder.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 2:42:02 AM

I was in Virginia yesterday. Both corn and beans look pretty normal for this time of year.
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:42:45 PM

The hail damage runs a strip about 5-7 miles wide and about 100 miles long as far as I have seen. Runs from Burrell Nebraska south thru an area just west of Blue Hill. A lit of the fields are just stubble. Gibbon area is just stubble. Bean fields are completely bare.
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:31:41 AM

I was up in Maryland yesterday. Most of the corn up that way is chest high. That is about normal for this time of year as the location is a high mountain plateau and generally corn and other crops are planted about a month later compared to crops down in the valley.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 4:12:25 AM

It is unfortunate but we have those disasters somewhere every year.
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 9:58:32 AM

If anyone takes a road trip to Iowa, you can observe total hail damage along I80 from Stuart to Adair. Some cornfields just have a stump left. Beans were mowed to the ground.
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 9:56:38 AM

wrmedic, what is the hail damage location?

According to the radar images, it must have been in the Shelton area.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 4:06:55 AM

Did not see any damaged fields. Mostly just down tree limbs.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 11:12:41 PM

Lots of hail tonight quite a few fields a total loss.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:37:31 PM

good for them.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:13:16 PM

The weather so far has knocked at least 1/2 bu from the national yield.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:12:21 PM

I saw total hail loss fields yesterday. Always happens somewhere. Never wish it anyplace.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:10:44 PM

Thought we'd let W VA have the balance of the tornado weather we had Sun and Mon nites!@!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:33:47 AM

We had a terrible storm yesterday with high winds and heavy rains. Could not tell if any corn was damaged as I was having a hard time seeing the road.
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