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vrbuck
Advisor

blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

http://community.agriculture.com/t5/Marketing/Alright-bears-lets-hear-it/m-p/120329#M10921

 

guess I was wrong as i looked how far back I noticed a change in the fundementals.

 

couple of posts down when someone says a lower mandate doesn't mean lower use.

 

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

It's a good thing we have 53 weeks in the year.......maybe usage can catch up.   Smiley Wink

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Mizzou_Tiger
Senior Advisor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

Not biting VR............and I don't need a link to prove my point..........the only thing I need is 7 dollar corn and beans in the teens.............your move............
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Buckley_HF
Senior Contributor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

We may need those stocks in July when there's no more corn left to grind! Smiley Wink
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vrbuck
Advisor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

Technically,  what date are you using for the official "planters are beginning to roll" date.    Since we are splitting hairs.  Don't forget we will start earlier then normal in North America.

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Mike central IA
Veteran Contributor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

While you are busy counting your chickens before they hatch, keep in mind that in order to qualify for federal crop insurance you cannot plant before the date they specify. Many of us don't want to risk maiking our coverage void. Some might get away with a few days or a week early, but I don't think it would be a good idea. With the "shortage" of seed, replant might not be an option even if a grower can afford to buy the seed again.

With the high cost of putting in a crop these days, I know I won't be taking the risk of not having insurance or replant seed.

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nwobcw
Advisor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

 vr,  corn is raised in other non-Iowa states.  The eastern corn belt is wetter than even last year of which I didn't plant a seed until June 3rd.  I have water oozing up out of the stone floor in a machinery storage building that I have never witnessed before in over 40 years.  Personally, I am bracing for a total wipe-out of any crops this year.  While you westerners mull over planting before the insurance date we worry about being done before the insurance cut-off date.

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dennymal
Veteran Contributor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

Mike;

   Your crop insurance isn't voided if you plant before the start date. You lose your replant provisions of your policy.

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vrbuck
Advisor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

Other farmers start earlier then both iowa or minnesota.  Missouri, nebraska, and southern illinois starts earlier then most, hence the question.

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farsider
Senior Contributor

Re: blast from the past as you look at those huge ethanol stockpiles

Missouri , march 20 to April 5 depending on the county Illinois. April 6 Nebraska April 10-15 Iowa , mn April 11 Question, you plant now and it doesn't grow, have to find seed to replant and possibly not have the best genetics to replant with, first twice the seed cost and possibly a yield loss to boot, can you afford that kind of risk? I think there will be some planting done but not alot of acres before the early plant date,, a couple of days early I wouldn't question but weeks early are questionable.
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