08-18-2013 07:30 PM
As alluded to by others it is starting to look like beans might be the big story this fall. Pod counts are low and weather for filling pods is less than ideal. Unless we see widespread soaking rains in the next 10 days to two weeks I think beans production is is real trouble. Much more so than corn. The big question remains weather the funds come to the table. Have a feeling they will but might wait until combines roll to really get into the swing of things. This could get very interesting. Peak beans anyone? Just kidding!
08-18-2013 07:51 PM
08-18-2013 08:26 PM
PEAK BEANS. with everything we are hearing about frost low pod count etc there sure looks to be a run up coming. any chance beans may pull up the corn prices as well? going to be a strange harvest with lots of surpised in store out in the field. lots of bins going up around here to lock away their corn. looks to be a decent corn crop and a well below average bean crop here.
08-18-2013 08:54 PM - edited 08-18-2013 08:57 PM
?.............a bean leg in the works like 2007-08, perchance???.......or 2003-2004..........LIKE - meaning magnitude, as a percentage of swing low...................
nail on head IL STEVEO, AS MT USED TO SAY.................
08-18-2013 09:21 PM - edited 08-18-2013 09:25 PM
The wheels are coming off the USDA Flying Unicorn Yield Bus. lmao. I'll bet those Pro Farmer nimrods will be counting every flower as a mature pod. Truth might start to emerge by planting 2014....
08-18-2013 09:44 PM
08-18-2013 10:36 PM
05-28-2013 09:53 PM
June one is almost here and rain and mud til after that will most surely = a above chance of a short bean harvest.
08-19-2013 05:19 AM
Steve, I agree on all your points. The early planted beans look fair to good but need and drink and that is not in the 7 day forecast. The June planted beans are short and are struggling to set pods.
Late planted= strike one. Lack of rain= strike two. Early frost= strike three. Near perfect weather will be needed for the beans to make it home. CIA.