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08-10-2017 09:49 AM
Russia, Russia, Russia: Reports,Reports,Reports: Rain,Rain,Rain
and a fourth, crop Ratings
Crop ratings and rain forecast say we may get to 160 or less before this is all over. There will be big yields in places. As of Aug. 1 there was still good potential for more acres to still be pretty darn good, not so much now. It will take until harvest to move this market much, carry over on corn is the elephant in the room. BTW, 160 is no disaster. Beans should be the leader shortly.
Still waiting for all that cooler weather that has been in the 6-10 and 8-14 day for a couple of weeks...we are going back to warmer and dry.
08-10-2017 01:12 PM
The power to control people, markets, "truth", voters, acres, producers. Power to cloud the truth. Power to drive markets without actual sales.
We don't need to report human behavior. We can direct human behavior. We can create news and events. Or at least change the meaning of events.
Of course we can create corn digitally and save those expenses and the environment.
There is a lot of playing God going on around us. Just a lot of ignorant sxxx to have to listen to and filter through.
08-10-2017 08:44 PM
Soy Roy should write a book on "When to retire from Farming." Man, the guy's timing was perfect.
One more title: Why does the USDA overstate projected bean carryover year after year?
Might have to bring back Willie's tours--always wondered if any actual farmers saw any of that money.
The longer I live, the less I know. But then, 20+ years ago Elwyn predicted Iowa would fall to #5 in state corn production because of global warming. And being wrong ,never cost him a cent. When a farmer is wrong, it's empty the pockets time.
08-11-2017 09:57 AM
That is how stupid the human is. 100 years from now we will still be blaming our problems on "climate change" or whatever the current term for it will be....to wrestle power and cash from the congress. Even though we will have another 100 years of data to look at....it will still be a theory.
But predicting Iowa will be 5th in corn production was laughable 20 years ago....... and still is. The cheapest cost state to produce will loose crop share ??????
Humans will listen to anything and believe it.
Congress decided a few years back, that it could maintain our living standard by borrowing us our of our problems. Every entity in the world has since been fighting to belly up to that trough.
News media and farm journalism are no exception. Whether it is at usda or the white house press room, we fight for our place at the trough. And now expect to be fed by the government........."off the fat of the land"