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Veteran Advisor

2018 U.S. Acreage Preview

Let's talk all things grain marketing with Cory Bratland, Kluis Commodities Grain Strategist. The acreage estimates for the 2018 U.S. Planting season are starting to come out. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.



Full Report:  First Outlook For 2018 U.S. Acreage



What say you?


Thanks everybody,




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Veteran Advisor

Re: 2018 U.S. Acreage Preview

Might need to add a little bit to that coffee, other
Than cream and sugar
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Veteran Advisor

Re: 2018 U.S. Acreage Preview

Any chance there is a transcript?  I can read faster than I can listen.  Smiley Wink

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Veteran Advisor

Re: 2018 U.S. Acreage Preview

Ole eagle eye I think you two missed something...
Milo. Yes acres were down this past year by
20 percent.....but I think you could see increase.
First, trade advantage of Milo over corn to china.
Second, more and more moonshiners are using
Milo.... lastly, flexible, somewhat inexpensive
Crop to put in, $9 to $ 12 seed cost, no weed nightmares like beans. A good herbicides program
For $25 or less, and phos and n to fallow.

It would be interesting to know what the pencil cost
Is on putting in a bean crop vs Milo.

Sunflowers ???? I know SDSU is the Holly land
For sunflowers. But the seed costs have gone
Thru the roof. I used to put flowers after wheat,
But when the seed went $300 or more, that
Killed it.

Would also be interesting to see the pencil
Cost on flowers.

Just saying...corn may surprise...I have a feeling
There will be more conventional corn planted...and
Not as fancy fert or chem program...with the
Numbers thrown around in the chat..the ring the yeild Bell is not as important as ringing the bell at bank.

And if there is a drought that $300 bag grows no better than the $100....and less cost cost to
Pay out.

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Honored Advisor

Re: 2018 U.S. Acreage Preview

Now....we just need the wild predictions of record yields yet again to make this complete.........Don't worry, it's coming.

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