07-27-2012 09:56 AM
The drought US is experiencing the thought by most that when this year is over we get back to normal. What if we continue like the sw and large parts of southern US has experienced drought now for more than one year. This drought could be longer in term and may have significant effects on production even into next year. This is just a thought and will farmers adjust their acreage based on soil moisture for coming year. I know this is to early to think about but it has been something tha t has crossed my mind and how it could effect me the future.
07-27-2012 01:20 PM
This is the third short rain year for us. I usually average 180 bushels. 2 years ago 150 bpa (10 miles away 120) last year 110 bpa (10 miles away 150) this year ??? Maybe 60 bpa probably a lot less in some areas. Beans have been good through it all 50 bpa + but this year if we don't get good rain in next couple of weeks they will be done also.