900 acres NW KS appraised at 0 to 4 bu an acre. Guarantee there are 10's of thousands more of this out there under 5 bu/acre. That will never see a combine. Kind of doesn't add to the pile very fast.
Oh that's right doesn't count if it is not combined.
Only counts in the big planted acreage x trend line yield #.
The small areas that are over APH are insignificant compared to the under APH acres. But continue to live the dream...
The girls at South Podunk Industries send their thanks for your order of the rose colored glasses.
The newest model that you can dial in your APH before looking at your yield monitor and always lets you see a bigger # than that, are flying off the assembly line right into shipping.
We are having difficulty in the "Banker" model though. Seems they are resisting wearing them when looking at growers financal statements.
Well Hobby first of all I am really sorry about your crop loss this year. It sucks. No doubt about it. Unfortunately your personal loss and that of those around you has clouded your judgment more than a little. If you really believe that the areas that are above APH are small and insignificant you are really in for a shock in about two months. There is a lot of areas that are bad, quite a few that are just so so, and a lot that are off the charts good. It doesn't add up to a 14 or 15 billion bushel crop but it adds up to a 13 billion bushel crop. I'm sorry you don't want to believe that this is the case but it will very likely play out this way. Judging by your comments and some of the others I'm guessing you guys are already preparing your statements about conspiracy and USDA incompetence for later this winter when the final crop number gets printed? You've all pretty much said you aren't going to believe any number that is printed if it doesn't mesh with your preconceived ideas on crop size.
Hobby, I was able to harvest 150 acres of my Central Kansas dryland corn, but it wasn't anything to write home about. Made a little money, but if I would have seeded those same acres to milo, I'd be hands down better off. I'm starting to realize why my area is milo country and not corn country.