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Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????


This is the SPLIT I was talking about - Hobby - think you mentioned, as well.



what in the hell is apparently sucking all the moisture out of the atmosphere? lack of sunspots cause this?


we've still got static Elec here in Houston, too ----it is supposed to be tropical here-----as sw said last thread-heat and dryness in atmosphere that is widespread----not seen in our lifetimes i'll venture to guess.


wow wow  South to North

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????

We have always had some bad growing conditions some where, but the good mostly makes up for the bad

This map shows too much bad, at least according to what we normally see

I don't see many places that have those good growing/planting conditions

In fact where is it good for crops, in a major crop area of any size

I suppose you could plant in dry soil and hope for rain, or hope for wet cold to become warm and dry

We have not taken delivery of one bag of seed corn

That don't mean we have given up hope, just discouraged at what might be

Calandar has flipped to May and June corn does not do good in our area, in fact is a loser.

We now have a couple weeks to plant corn or hope the entire growing season gets pushed ahead by a month

Don't like those odds

We are in the Southern Great Lakes area

Not a major corn area in the big picture


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Senior Advisor

Re: Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????

Have the COMPUTERS seen this in Chicago yet?

Maybe when they loose a few chips with
Static elec. Maybe they will pay attention.

Oh yes.....where are the "advisors " a few
Months ago that said sell and corn would
Be in the $2 range.

Maybe we should look at them quite
Close, and figure out who their "real"
Clients are.

Pretty good racket when you get paid
By people on both sides of the fence.

Maybe this situation is good for us.

We will find out who are really our friends,

And those just acting.

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ray h.
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Re: Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????

    That is what I ment by my post of (is there something about this year) we have berry briars that are dead or near dead from the coldest posted winter that has ocurred since 1972-3, One day this spring in the 80s then the next in the 50s.Still accesing winter devestation in ornamentals.From watching to the best of my abilitie,it's messed up all over!

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????

Evening Elcheapo -  thought about this Say It Ain't So, Joe when I read what you posted:


Home / News / Crops news / Say it ain't so! $2.00 corn in 2015?

Say it ain't so! $2.00 corn in 2015?

02/04/2014 @ 4:01pm


As the 2013 corn crop was being planted, futures prices were above $6.00 a bushel with an occasional bump above $7.00. Traders were concerned that the planting problems farmers were experiencing would result in reduced production. By the end of July, with fewer concerns about the size of the corn crop, the priced dropped below $5.00.

Since then the price has trended downward so that as this column is being written in late January 2014, the March 2014 futures contract price for corn is $4.295. In negative basis areas, the cash price of corn is closer to $4.00. Iowa State University ( estimates that for fields of corn following soybeans and yielding 200 bushels per acre the total cost per bushel would be $4.24.

After all the talk about a new price plateau and now with tumbling crop prices, could we see corn prices between $2.00 and $3.00 in the near future—with other prices at the same relative level? Say it ain’t so Joe!

As farmers face lower prices, we hear assurances that farmers are not in the same situation that they were in the 1980s when lenders were making asset-based loans. At that time, land prices were increasing, pumping up net worth even though some farmers had a negative cash flow. The result of the asset-based loans in that atmosphere left farmers with a high debt-to-asset ratio.

Today loans are based on profit and loss statements and the ability to repay the loan. As a result the debt-to-asset ratio for today’s farmers is much lower than it was in the earlier period and thus the confidence.

The question that is often asked of military leaders as they plan for the future is whether or not they are really refighting the last war. We wonder whether or not ag lenders are refighting the last war.

Consider this for a moment: Suppose corn production for both the 2013 and 2014 crop years come in at or above 14 billion bushels and our export competitors continue to expand their production. In addition, let’s suppose that the major importing countries don’t face significant production problems during the next couple years. If those things were to happen, it would not be unreasonable for corn exports in each of the two crop years to come in at 100 to 200 million bushels or more below USDA’s already low January projection for the 2013 crop of 1.450 billion bushels. (How low is the January projection of 1.450 billion bushels? Only in three of the last 38 crop years have corn exports been below 1.450 billion bushels—1985, 1993 and last year.)

It is unlikely that the use of corn to produce ethanol will increase much above current expectations; probably more likely to fall short than exceed current expectations.

In addition, suppose livestock disease problems reduce annual feed demand during the 2013 and 2014 crop years by 300 million bushels or so below 2013 crop year expectations.

If much of this were to happen, by 2014 the year-ending stocks of corn could easily break past 2.5 billion bushels. With that size carry-over, the corn price would continue its fall heading toward the variable cost of production.


Given our ongoing demand picture, the weather confronting most of the country, I think I'm pretty safe in saying, "Joe, it isn't so.  This is fear mongering attempting to get farmers to sell before the bottom falls out."  It was a bunch of crap then - and still is.




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Honored Advisor

Re: Bi-Polar climate @ 715 cdst pm 60* diff Ka-ND?????????

Oh come on now, sell, sell, sell. Sell up to at least your insurance guarantee, Don't worry about basis or mother nature, Sell!


After farming for what will be my 41st crop year in a fringe area of the Southern Iowa Alps on river bottom ground th at can and has flooded any month of the year, I'm pretty much forced into being a "grow it bin it then sell it"  kind of situation. Has been the best survival policy since the Indians were here.


This might just turn into an outlier year, my bet for this year is that it will be a number eight


2 cold

2 dry

2 hot

2 cold


8. Total


Usually only takes a six to screw things up.


BTW tile lines are' t running here 

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