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Senior Contributor

Seems like 88!

    Seems like 88 when the markets were very caustious and time= return. I think the market has a lump in its throat!

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Seems like 88!

What exactly happened in '88?  That was before my time.

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Veteran Advisor

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Senior Contributor

Re: Seems like 88!

At least partial drought,Mint doubled in price,but every thing eles ended up higher also!

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k2farms
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Re: Seems like 88!

soybean harvest started in August in MI. About half a crop. with no crop insurance.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Seems like 88!

You are correct...no crop insurance, but there was a huge disaster program that came out of the FSA office.  Shortly after that, the rules at the FSA changed and the idea of federal crop insurance became the norm and has evolved to what we have today.  

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Seems like 88!

If you got half a crop you did real good!  I was 17 that year. When it came time to chop corn the skies opened up and everything was mud.  Dad had a 3960 deere chopper he pulled with a 4520. The corn didn't even come up to the fenders.  We could chop an acre and a half of corn before we filled a wagon.  We had a 4400 deere combine with an 80 bu. tank. We could go about 5 acres before having to dump.  I chopped a 30 acre field of hay and filled 1 forage wagon half full.  

 

In order to have enough feed we put beet pulp into the corn silage as we filled the harvestore.  Folks this sure ain't 88 by a long stretch!

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Senior Contributor

Re: Seems like 88!

In 88 we would harvest all forenoon and go dump the bin on the combine at lunch full or not..... Was not pretty.....p-oed

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Senior Contributor

Re: Seems like 88!

Depends where you are located.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Seems like 88!

88: 80 bu corn on the bottoms and 25 on the hill ground. many had less.

 

Dad was picking with a two row ear picker at his place and the story was he put a hog in the wagon in the morning and change hogs at dinner time.