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It is time X 2

I took some land out of production and put in some filter strips this spring.   It certainly looks like IT IS TIME to do this on a larger scale..............nationwide.      For what it's worth, I am thinking about doing more for this next year.   We certainly don't need more corn, soybean, or wheat acres.

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I certainly agree.

 

 

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Darrin Newsome on M to M said exactly that "we don`t need to raise a wheat crop next year"..and he was serious as a heart attack. 

 

http://site.iptv.org/mtom/story/24151/market-market-august-26-2016 

 

 

All I can say is, wheat guys...don`t plant corn or beans  Smiley Happy

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Winter wheat acres should be down from last yr. BUT....1.5-2mil acres does that mean MORE corn acres in the spring. Would like to see 4 mil corn acres off the 2017 crop? Maybe the bean/ corn ratio this time by Feb will be at 2.9-3.0 to make switches to beans.

 

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On US Farm Report, Chip and the gang were going over the PF tour and the one from New York said that 5 million acres of corn had no business getting planted this year.

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Which five million is that?

 

The five million that Brazil brought into production last year or the five before that or the five million that they are bringing on this next crop cycle?

 

They can increase five million a year each and every year for the next twenty years, you think a few field borders, wet holes, rocky sidehills, fringe areas taken out here at an obscene price to the few left that are paying taxes will really make a difference in the grand scheme of things?

 

We are only subsidizing bankers and South American farmers with this lunacy. John Deere couldn't care less if that combine is sold here or down there.  That new five million acres a year is a lot of new economic activity regardless of whether the farmer made a profit or not.

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Well that currency manipulation that Brazil pulls to make their beans competitive, how long before the well goes dry?   It sounds like they`re already having all kinds of symptoms in all areas of the country from that among their other issues.  Monsanto sells seed down there much cheaper, US farmer`s high priced seed basically subsidizes the South American farmer`s low inputs.  And I`m sure John Deere also sells cheaper down there, well ol` Teddy Roosevelt would put the stop on that, he and his big stick would sit down with Monsanto and Deere and say "Make up your mind, are you a American company or a Brazilian company?  Cause if you`re gonna sell down there, it`ll be the SAME price!  or you can move down there and we`ll use Massey Fergusons and plant Viking seed".

 

But the extra 5 million acres of corn, i suppose that`s from the golf courses and such that were plowed up when there was $7 corn...well, they need to go back to golf courses  Smiley Happy   But, if we can hang on, maybe the CRP signups will increase, maybe pastures will be seeded again, $2.50 corn doesn`t pencil on anything but paid for ground, ice cream soils and donated labor.  Perhaps instead of that pop of $8 corn, we just had a low steady sustainable $5 corn, we`d all be better off   Smiley Happy

 

But CRP, some farmers are howling they don`t want to compete with the gov`t renting ground.   And what happened to radio commentaries years ago claiming that "we`re paving over all our farmland!" apparently, they didn`t pave over enough  Smiley Happy

 

 

 

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