06-19-2014 08:11 AM
Here I got 3.5" of rain on top of saturated ground, so every thing that will flood is flooded. And it`s still coming down. I heard Mankato and Albert Lea areas are bad, they had 2.5" when we skated by with a tolerable 1". There won`t be record yields around here, new crop is $3.99 is guess I better get used to eating Mac and Cheese because that will be on the menu for the next year
On the plus side I have my 1st cutting hay done and the spraying done, I have the cleanest beans under 2 feet of water that you ever saw. Hope everyone is good, "turn around, don`t drown"
06-19-2014 09:00 AM
06-19-2014 10:22 AM
Do you think the market will react to this rain. I do a lot of traveling around messing with cattle, crop really doesnt look good anywhere. Western Iowa is pretty lousy in spots too. Some of my cattle feeding friends are thinking it isn't gonna work much lower unless things turn around quick, I'm getting the feeling it's to late already. This crop is not gonna be a binbuster here in the western cornbelt.
06-19-2014 11:32 AM
went from the prettiest crops ever to lakes in five days. With the delayed planting , the abnormally cool start, and now this, its not going to be trend line yields here, west of Mankato.
But the road ditch hay should be phenomenal. LOL.
06-19-2014 04:32 PM
This morning me and the hound dog went on a roadtrip up to Mankato best corn was by Wells, by Beauford they musta had a powerful wind trees out by the roots. Talked to a guy at TSC getting a sump pump, he said about every night they`ve been getting dumped on. Hwy 14 out to Owatonna a lot of small corn and plenty of ponds. Then coming down !-35 north of Albert Lea corn is a good color, ponding though. Got off the interstate at the casino, there is alittle rugged corn but good color and getting close to covering 30" rows.
The big difference in Ia and Mn is the beans, they are better color and bigger in Ia. Along !-90 there must`ve been a band of hail at some point because it looked freshly planted. The thing in the Mankato area soybean fields looked bare, if you weren`t looking down the rows you almost wouldn`t know they were planted.
On the radio a gal from Stewart-Peterson said they`re putting a weather premium back in the market. I do know "beans don`t like wet feet" their feet certainly are wet today. There probably won`t be enough of a premium put in the market, but rather one year from now USDA will say that "we overestimated 300 million bushels of corn from the 2014 growing year." But by then the trade will be focused on the "big 2015 crop coming" so there you go, for what it`s worth.