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08-30-2013 02:05 PM - edited 08-30-2013 02:06 PM
Here's an excerpt of a story I pieced together on the prospects of a late harvest.
Ultimately, the decision to start harvest may be more based on farmers trying to capture a better cash price vs. the maturity of the crop.
"Cash basis prices are weakening by the day," Hobrock says. "It will be touch-and-go for some of my farmer-customers to have corn in time to fill their September contracts. One guy tells me he has a 60,000-bushel September contract with a crop that might not be ready. But farmers may start harvest anyway to capture that better September basis price vs. October basis."
Full Story: Cash Price To Push Harvest
What do you think? Is this the year you chase the local cash price, starting harvest earlier than first-thought?
08-30-2013 06:42 PM
08-30-2013 08:00 PM
08-30-2013 09:58 PM
Harvest has started.
Was too hot by noon to feel like or even want to do anything so decided to go retrieve that new to me corn head at Cherokee this afternoon. At Dallas Center saw one of the Stine seed corn harvesters going down a rock road. Bet they weren't just out for a drive.
A little farther north at the New but not done Ag Ventures seed corn plant there had been some seed corn picked (not a lot but some)
Up on hwy 20 I saw one large field being chopped. So harvest has started. Corn looked above average.
The 100 degree temps are really taking their toll on the crop. Just since Wed when I was on the same roads, there has been a noticable change and not for the better.
Saw two different farmers out spraying beans. They were having NO trouble not smashing any beans down except on the ends. Very few have closed the centers on the 30 inch beans.
08-31-2013 04:51 AM
08-31-2013 05:32 AM