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I Put the planter away

Had another 1.3 in of rain last night so my decision is final. I'm done. I have 1,000 acres unplanted only 400 planted in beans and they are struggling. It is raining now and looks like it is going right down the Missouri River corodor. More rain chances Thursday and Saturday so I have decided bean prices are too low and inputs too high to plant this late. They say only 40 percent beans are planted in our county. Thank God for insurance.
One thing about being in ag, all you're neighbors are in the same situation. Next hurdle will be getting wheat out and then hay baled. That's not looking good either
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Re: I Put the planter away

Riverland, there are still lots of soybean acres left to plant in Indiana and NW Ohio. Missouri is not alone.

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Re: I Put the planter away

It will take a weather problem to cut overall production in the U.S. so we can get prices back up to profitable levels. Maybe this is what it takes. Somewhere, sometime it will have to happen. I've never seen a year like this though and neither have the old timers. We have dealt with levee breaks and delays but there are some that have not got a bean in the ground. Ins agent says most are throwing in the towel and will take PP.
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Re: I Put the planter away

Blacksand .
, how late will they plant??
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I've come to peace with it. We've hashed over every scenario of how we might have got over more ground and came to the conclusion we were pushing two days too early on everything this spring as it was and if we hadn't done that we would still be at Zero. The rain this weekend and again yesterday pretty much put closure on it for me. I would like to spot in corn in some creek bottom holes but even that is looking bleak. Mainly to have cover. Whether it gets harvested or not isn't really the issue.

I've planted beans as late as July 10th for DC. They usually make around 20. 0 is a real possibility too and occasionally you can get 30-35. Anything planted between now and before July 1 has a chance at 40 but realistically it's all about weather and more times than not they are 30. If we would have missed Sunday's rain we might have pushed to finish Monday. Basically anything after this weekend is a big gamble and with current forecast I think it's a done deal for many. Especially if you have a good PP number to work with.

Guys are wore out. And the ones that did get some planted didn't get rolling till mid June, so they already taking some risk. It would be one thing if they just had a little more to do and their major acres where in and going good. But with most hardly started its just not worth it to risk that many acres this late

Locally BTO pulled in across from us this weekend. Ran maybe 2 hours and got rained out. They pulled equipment out and left. Got maybe 10% of the farm planted. Tender trucks are still there so I'm guessing they just went home. DONE

It's defiantly been one for the books.

I am at or over 30 inches since early May and I guess just west of here they are pushing over 35 inches since early May

You just can't make is shat up. It's just plum stupid how much it's rained

Like I said, I'm at peace with it and am now focused on getting what beans are in sprayed and then focus on summer and see how things progress

I guess I should feel blessed we got our corn in fairly timely and most of it looks decent. There are some locally that didn't get any corn or beans planted and these are not operations that like to take PP, they have gas on that's now worthless and some bean acres burned down too. I know of 4 local BTO's that rumor is between all of them there's around 30K PP right there. That's just in my immediate backyard and only 4 operations. Again rumor but based on what ground I know they farm it's probably accurate

Have a good one and find peace with it. Don't beat yourself up over it. This spring has tested my faith pretty hard but I still gotta believe it all happens for a reason.

Can't believe the 4th is next week. Slow down and unplug for a few
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Re: I Put the planter away

IH, our final planting date for beans in this area is June 20th. My crops here on the Michigan/Indiana line look great. If I drive 20 miles north or south of my location, things look pretty bad. Alot of soybeans being replanted south of me and some soybean ground will go to PP.

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