10-31-2013 01:35 PM
With corn harvest a about 90% complete here in my part of central Illinois, I have yet to see any outdoor corn piled at the Co-ops or elevators. Admittedly, I have made no road trips for a couple of weeks, but have driven by at least a dozen terminals in the last week and still no piles. Corn in this area is supposed to be very good, and mine beat our APH rather handily, so just curious as to what others are seeing?
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10-31-2013 02:33 PM
I think there are a lot of corn piles out there. It's just that they are wrapped with steel and capped with a cover. Don't you think. They are out there. You just can't see them.
10-31-2013 02:43 PM - edited 10-31-2013 02:44 PM
Dang Mike -- I'm going to have to give you Atta boy on that post --
Hank - here at Morristown Bunge - All the Silos were empty - Plus there flat storage building that holds 1.5 Million was also empty -- I seen that for myself - Before - those building were Not empty to start the season with -- like Mike said - it's there this time we just don't see it -- yet
10-31-2013 03:13 PM
come to grain deficent SE PA and there are 100,000's of bushels in plain site on the ground. Most are in bags. Corn and beans and wheat. One operation alone needed to bag some 3000 acres of corn as storage that was previously adequate was insufficient for this years yields. Operations that never reached 200 bpa are averaging 210-240 for the entire field, including the acres shaded by trees.
10-31-2013 03:40 PM
"Here" they don't pile the corn outside until all that inside stuff is full. Just trying to figure out why the inside stuff is not full yet as in past years as we near the end of harvest. Personal opinion is that the pipeline was more emptier (is that a word?) than was officially thought.
10-31-2013 04:04 PM
Over here our CO-OP has shipped out 3 train cars so far, to keep from putting grain on the ground. Were we so low after last year that people were needing the grain right away instead of waiting for it till after harvest?
10-31-2013 06:50 PM
We have a very strong domestic demand base that wanted to run at capacity through the month of September and first half October while the pipeline was needing to be replenished....
combine that with the slow farmer selling and limited ownership by grain businesses, and you have a recipe for the current situation.
I suspect there will be some areas with logistical challenges in the last 25% of harvest in both the W/NW cornbelt and also in the east where record yields are being harvested...
let's see what next year looks like at this time with a Sept 1 corn supply a billion bushels larger than what we had this year....
10-31-2013 08:17 PM
we don't have the piles in my area that we have had in the past for a couple of reasons 1/ drought on the dryland....yields were very disappointing to say the least.// and gets worse west of me in all directions... 0 to 50 catches most of it.... And 2/ an increase in seed corn production area increases... 3./ limited irrigation water availability....south central Nebraska
10-31-2013 11:02 PM
It is that big white pile around the end of the conveyor.
If they haven't already, they will start another this week with the weather forecast we have.
Several of the big coops in North central Iowa built more million bu steel storage facilities this summer because of all the '11 AND '12 corn stored in their existing facilities that wasn't for sale.