11-24-2013 06:42 PM
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11-25-2013 04:30 AM
11-25-2013 05:48 AM
Well, make of it what you will but Bigshots around here were putting gas on corn stalk ground right up to freeze up. I don`t think all that many change their rotation of what`s worked for them just because the corn/bean price ratio is out of whack. And either $4 corn was expected or it hasn`t sunk in yet.
I can`t speak for fringe areas, but I imagine if a new Reinke was put in, it will be used regardless, as long as natural gas or whatever fuel they use to pump water is cheaper along with the price of corn, it`ll get used.
11-25-2013 11:09 AM
Slim123 is right, the areas that traditionally rotate and have been hammering corn for the last three years because of price have an opportunity to cut expenses some and rotate crops to help future corn yields.
And I agree BA we are geared for corn production with the greatest demand usage of my lifetime. Especially in the irrigation areas of the west. (the world population has doubled in those years usda thinks we will repeat.)
The thread has me wondering if the old corn/bean ratio is valid? Or has it changed? I think it is .... both. We have seen an obvious increase in POTENTIAL(and therefore average) corn yields from the technology. I do not think we have seen that equaled in soybeans. Maybe beans will have to pay more for acres because of the yield expectations we have in corn.
11-25-2013 11:15 PM - edited 11-25-2013 11:16 PM
around here have their assholes puckered up and faces as long as mules who've been eating corn out of a 4" gas pipe. I'm ramping up for 100% beans for 2014. My corn went into bins in best condition I've seen....great kernel depth, test weight, clean samples, have it down to 14% moisture in all bins and just ran the fans the last two nights @ 16 degrees. Going to do some research about how to keep it that way through the summer of 2014. Any suggestions about fanning it down once temps start rising in the spring would be appreciated. I'm holding for $ 2.75.
I believe there will be a huge shift to soybeans come spring....especially in fringe areas where APH's are in the 120-150 area.I think those euphoric bears are underestimating Mother Nature and overestimating technological advances for yield potential.
Trendline yields have been going down, not up.....still not certain the carryover numbers are anything different than Unemployment and Obamacare fudge sheets. I made the rounds to ADM, Consolidated today picking up some tickets......it was a virtual ghosttown out there and the piles are getting smaller by the minute.
I've proven I don't know jack **bleep** about anything, so simply take this post for what it is worth.....nothing.