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02-07-2017 05:04 PM
well i'm catching up on my reading....i loaded "riders in the sky" on my youtube channel......they tell me to increase retention of what
you read you need to have a certain brain wave going. Some call it white noise, i listened that a couple of times, didn't do much for
me. So thinking the riders in the sky would help, making the brain going back to "better times".....they belted out tumbling
tumbleweed......which i think might describe the markets....we're just going along......or "killing time", trying to find our way,
with the winds of rumor and facts blowing us one way or another. We know another day will come......but what it will be
we don't know...will there be a big sale....will china tell us where to go, will the drought continue, will mexico give us a
hot pepper, without a glass of milk.....
oh, now they are singing....cool, clear, water.....either a comment about the upcomming spring and summer....or a tribute to
i guess i;m waiting for "back in the saddle again".....where we can see prices that will make us a profit, and we have some grain
at that price to sell.
so....what's a poor cowbody to do ?
do we get all parnoid, and start to sell sell.......and only to see a rally, and then we start to yodell, how we lost......
or.....do we hope and wait (and pray), and hope that the rally comes so we can lasso a good price, and then
lock a good price in the lot ?
or, maybe we should tell the broker "don't fence me in", on the options
or maybe we should lock in at the elevator, and get a "cattle call" to protect us from a price going up.
oh well, i'll just recline in my chair, and take an indomethacin for a problem in my foot, and listen to
home on the range (which was written just down the road aways)....
you know maybe someone ought to hijack the PA system at the capital, and play "the cowboy way".....but i
don't know if they would even hear it, too busy figuring how they can twist things to make them look good.
i guess this drifting post is all festus fult.......yes, i happened to see part of gunsmoke this afternoon...and got to thinking
how my dad said that festus and doc used to go to rodeo's years ago, and put on a little show.....doc was married
to a local girl who had relation around here, and he was back to visit a couple of times.....so i just looked up
festus, and noted he sang tumbleweed, thought it would be interesting to listen to it, when he was in character.....
so i loaded up youtube......and had my mind blown away (granted anymore that only takes a 10 mph breeze),
the person looked like festus....but sure wasn't the voice !!!
02-08-2017 12:24 AM
Very choice words for our President, as his wife is from Mexico. Choice words. Not very good words at all. Good for Mexico....I hope they stand their ground.
02-08-2017 08:19 AM
Yeah where`s the "AgForum truth squad" on these lies told about the first Lady? A "USA bashfest" at a Mexican restaurant, especially when the customers made a fortune pushing tin and working for Syngenta, now traveling the country in their Winnebago solving mysteries...that`s what`s wrong in this country right there!
Avacados are grown in Florida and California and also New Zealand and Sooooth Afyca, we don`t have a problem with New Zealanders and Sooooth Afycans breaking our immigration laws, so perhaps we should get the gucamole for our Lefse from sources other than May-he-co?
02-08-2017 10:10 AM
I don't care to say where I am. You think I'm lying about the resturant - fine and whatever - nothing I say here is going to change what you think, or want to think. Just keep going through YOUR life with blinders on. I get out of my little safe spot, and see things across the country. I report on what I see. Always have - always will.
02-08-2017 10:36 AM
At this point in time, is there anything different about our trade with Mexico, compared to 30 or 60 days ago?
95% of US avacado production comes from Southern California, which has experienced prolonged drought conditions.
02-08-2017 10:52 AM
We did try an artichoke for the first time a few days ago that we bought from a stand next to where they were growing. It was good - will probably get another in the future.
I can lead a horse to water, but can't make it drink. I can open the eyes of a blind man, but I can't make them see, or want to see.
02-08-2017 01:34 PM
The California drought situation raised avocado prices (you know, back when Hillary was a shoe-in). Mexican growers jacked price..which is fine supply/demand. Point being BEFORE Trump, but if you want to hate Trump, it`s another thing to put on the stack of stuff.
Mexican growers are withholding fruit as they try to negotiate higher payment from packers, and now the wholesale avocado price is two to four times higher than usual. As the primary U.S. supplier this time of year, after California’s season has ended and not much is coming out of Chile or Peru, the growers in Mexico have leverage.
“Right now, it’s one or two countries supplying the world with avocados,” said Dimitri Vardakastanis, co-owner of three San Francisco grocery stores, including Gus’s Market. Vardakastanis has noticed sharp price increases over the past three months, and is now selling avocados for $1.99 each, $2.99 for organic.
Last year at this time, the United States imported 45 million pounds of avocados weekly from Mexico, but it imported only 13 million pounds last week, according to the Hass Avocado Board. That’s after a somewhat difficult California harvest, which runs spring through summer, with a little bit in fall. The state’s avocado farms struggled with drought-weakened trees that produced less and smaller fruit than usual, said Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado Co., a grower and importer in Escondido (San Diego County).
02-08-2017 01:52 PM
As far as California - been there. No shortage of water for quite some time. The drought for California, for now, is over - try to keep up in national affairs. The whole of the SW US has gotten a lot of rain, and for quite a while.
I don't report on the weather here, because of the grief I got. I will tell you though, that I have seen that semi-permanent high attempting to build in again off the California coast, like it was two years ago. Dryness could return to the SW, if this settles in and takes up residence for the rest of the summer.