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Veteran Advisor

Disaster

Friday, i'm going to ask the FSA to request a disaster declared. 

 

why ?

 

today, high so far 108 degrees, wind is 28 mph, heatindex 116 degrees

 

milo...half did not come up

soybeans...half did not come up

neighbor planted millet the first of june, nothing has come up yet

one pasture is short and brown

another pasture has 3 ponds, they will be dry in a week

don't know If I can have an emergency well dug

huge cracks in the ground

cattle getting out since nothing in pastures

brome is short, and not much there

same with parie hay

alfalfa is drying up

sudan is drying up, rolling leafs......maybe high nitrate due to drought stress

corn is dying today, turning brown

rain in forecast, but not much help....

DTN says 0.12 Saturday....0.11 on sunday

 

but I see Chicago has been getting plenty of rain

 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Disaster

CUT   the   wheat  -  here comes the heat -

 

Hang  in  there  -  we  are  going  to  be  great  again  -  I  read ---  

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Disaster

I don't think i'll live that long

 

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Re: Disaster

Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are
among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June’s index of 50. The index ranges between 0 and 100, with any number under 50 indicating a shrinking economy.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says July’s was the largest one-month decline recorded in the index since November 2008, which was in the middle of the Great Recession.
The confidence index, which reflects bankers’ expectations for the economy six months out, slumped to 38.4 this month from 48.9 in June.

Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Disaster

289---that isn't a very good report.........kind of funny, seems this website run a story a few weeks ago how farmer optimism was very

high....

 

we have to publish good news you know.

 

you would THINK Chicago would realize these prices are too low.  I guess the question I have is, who is saying these prices are high

enough and why?

 

 

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