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peaceman
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How many acres are actually like this?

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idalivered
Advisor

Re: How many acres are actually like this?

wow.  I'm sure the farmers and terminals shipped grain as hard as they could, but how much is left ruined by water, not counting growing crops? Are there ways for farmers to help others while the flooding persists?

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Canuck_2
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

Quite the photo show.

Thanks for posting.

 

Have a question. I know many plants can only take standing in water for so long.

Does anyone know how the trees in this water will make out?

I am sure some like wet feet but some not so much maybe???

 

And an observation, seems like the Casino industry is growing and doing fine in this area. 

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old man
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

We had water on some trees in 1993 standing for over a month. They all died except a few soft maple and pecans. Then got, what I call doddy, or half rotten by the time that we got all the permits to remove them. They were only good for pallets by then. A logger came in, hauled about 80 trailer loads of logs, paid us barely enough to have the residue bulldozed. Now, all we are allowed to do is keep it mowed at our expense. We could let it grow up again, but for what purpose. We have tried to put it in a wetland reserve, but because it isn't enough acres, well, NO LUCK. We want to keep access for hunting for ourselves, not the general public

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timetippingpt
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

Peaceman...cool stage name btw....at most 3%. Just the math of midwestern topography.

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Nebrfarmr
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

While I am well West of the flooding, I'd say that the average field around here has a3-5% loss due to drowning/washing out, and I am in the area where it isn't very bad.  Farther West of me they had 7 inches of rain, and another 5 inches 2 days later.  There are fields out that way that are half underwater, and the other half has gullies in it that will be quite a challenge to jump.  Not a huge area, but from what I've seen of the State of Nebraska. I'd say that we have maybe 5 - 7 % acreage loss due to flooding, washing, poor stands, etc.

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timetippingpt
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

In the flooded areas that Nebr describes I'll give you 5%. For our farm, after a 3.5" event which we just had btw, it is 4%. In reference to the pictures, only about 3% is in the major rivers floodway from data that I have seen. Many other areas are not at those levels, so nationally I have no idea, maybe 1% max.

 

Report from a trained observer I know who just drove from C-IN across IL thru W-Ia up to MN border is that the crops look very, very good. fwiw just reporting form a different area.

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jec22
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

Nothing personal, but was that the same trained observer that looked at the crops last August and said we were going for a bin buster?

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timetippingpt
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Re: How many acres are actually like this?

No, he was the same observer that expected the 2010 yields to be way below estimates after the late June/early July flooding.

 

NASS never gets flooding right due to the methodology. They will not get it right this year either where it is a problem unless they have changed the methodology and have not made that known. Reducing the acreage in the S&D report might indicate they are changing the process a little, or at least don't want to be way to high this time around. DC always "tweaks" the numbers versus what the states report.

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