03-02-2012 12:44 PM
We're conducting a planting intentions straw poll (full story) of farmers attending the Commodity Classic in Nashville. The poll's been conducted exclusively on our mobile website, m.agriculture.com.
It's been a little hard to find a farmer here who isn't planning on expanding corn acres this spring. But, we're also getting a sense that people may be reconsidering--if they have the flexibility.
The poll itself is telling a different story-- "more soybeans"--if we're all being honest about our responses. In any case, seems like there could be a fair amount of drama yet in these decisions?
03-02-2012 02:47 PM
50/50 corn and beans. With the price of corn relatively flat compared to beans I doubt many will change rotations around here. Soybeans have been to reliable to switch to more corn in my case.
03-02-2012 03:45 PM
51% corn........49% beans
Was just the opposite last year.
And I'll be farming in all 52 weeks this year and hoping my corn averages 187.
03-02-2012 06:24 PM
70-30 in favor of corn. Up about 5 percent on corn from last year. Didn't have any yield drag on c/c acres last year. I attribute that to going to a chopping head and using fungicide. Plus I hate that bean dust.
03-02-2012 10:32 PM
50-50 except that I will move one 30 acre lower field into COC. Going 50-50 on another field means some COC there, as well, as it was all corn last year.
However, I'm watching the weather and reserve the right to change. I'm not locked in by fertilizer or pesticide.
03-03-2012 06:41 AM
60% corn, 35% soybeans, 5% wheat. Part of the beans will be double cropped after chopping rye.
Not really a change in response to the grain markets as much as to the cattle market.......gives me more corn to feed and more stalks to bale.