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Corn on the Cob and the Summer of Discontent
Examiner ^ | May 29, 2011 | Martha

Posted on 05/29/2011 7:43:42 AM PDT by usalady

Anyone looking forward to corn on the cob slathered with butter this summer may find that it has become an expensive part of their diet. Or it not be available at all.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Government
KEYWORDS: cattle; corn; cornstocks; ethanol
Low stocks of corn may have created a bidder war in the United States for what is available and will get even worse if China jumps into the market to purchase corn stored from the 2010 harvest.
1 posted on 05/29/2011 7:43:45 AM PDT by usalady
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To: usalady

We have our garden planted with plenty of corn so now with hopes of good weather and help from God, we will have a good crop.


2 posted on 05/29/2011 7:48:35 AM PDT by lucky american (I'm tired.)
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To: usalady

Where do these people come up with this crap.

Corn on the cob isn’t field corn. It’s sugar corn or Silver Queen. people who grow corn to sell for Corn on the Cob grow it for eating , not to make Ethanol out of it, and the price they charge is a premium for eating corn much more than they can get for field corn.

Corn on the cob from a grocery store isn’t fit to eat anyway. Real Eating Corn loses half it’s sweetness 24 hrs after it is picked. The best is picked and put in the pot immediately.

Barring that, buy it from a produce stand you know who gets it locally. The Amish here raise it and sell it on the side of the road. So far that isn’t illegal, but who knows, some Health Dept. nut might get an erection thinking up ways to screw them out of that this year.


3 posted on 05/29/2011 7:49:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: usalady

More shameless self promotion and linkage to the virus-laden examiner.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:usalady/index?tab=articles


4 posted on 05/29/2011 7:50:14 AM PDT by humblegunner (Free Lazamataz!)
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To: usalady
Ethanol made from corn and the need of farmers to feed their livestock is also putting pressure on the market.

Ethanol has to be one of the best examples of governmental stupidity and corruption that created supply distortions and gave rise to an economic disaster. Too bad none of our schools will ever use this as a case study.

5 posted on 05/29/2011 7:51:27 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: usalady

No shortages or high prices here. We bought a lot for our BBQ tomorrow and it only cost 15c each. Of course, you do know that what you get in the store is a completely different variety than what you eat?


6 posted on 05/29/2011 7:55:04 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: usalady

Wow, you spam your blog post all over the place don’t you?
http://www.google.com/search?q=Corn+on+the+Cob+and+the+Summer+of+Discontent&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


7 posted on 05/29/2011 8:00:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: usalady

We just got corn for .10 an ear at Walmart yesterday.


8 posted on 05/29/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
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To: usalady

Steamed silver queen corn bump
yummy


9 posted on 05/29/2011 8:07:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: usalady
"Anyone looking forward to corn on the cob slathered with butter this summer..."

Wish I could eat it.

10 posted on 05/29/2011 8:10:45 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: usalady

“Anyone looking forward to corn on the cob slathered with butter this summer may find that it has become an expensive part of their diet.”

In our local markets cob corn is selling 5 for $2. That seems pretty cheap to me.


11 posted on 05/29/2011 8:11:45 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: mnehring

“Of course, you do know that what you get in the store is a completely different variety than what you eat?”

Why would you buy corn in the store if you are not going to eat it. I only responded to your post because this question made no sense to me.


12 posted on 05/29/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Grunthor

Yea, I didn’t make sense at all. I meant what was used for ethanol... Coffee is still brewing, I’m sure I’ll make more sense in a bit.


13 posted on 05/29/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Venturer

“The Amish here raise it and sell it on the side of the road. So far that isn’t illegal, but who knows, some Health Dept. nut might get an erection thinking up ways to screw them out of that this year.”

Sounds like a new consumer/health protection agency in the making. They could also ‘protect’ the citizenry against unsanitary conditions and tax avoidance schemes in all those roadside lemon aid stands.


14 posted on 05/29/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: usalady

Good so the source for high fructose corn syrup dries up...that crap is poison anyway..
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15 posted on 05/29/2011 8:23:16 AM PDT by databoss
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To: mnehring

Thank you, now I get it. I try not to post before coffee as much as I can.


16 posted on 05/29/2011 8:23:16 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Venturer
Talked to the biggest corn farmer around. Says he plants only one kind of corn NOW...the one that feeds the ethanol plant. He bought additional acreage...100's of acres...

None of this farmers corn is "sweet corn". It does nd will creae shortages...but he gets one heck of a subsidy.

P.S. These farmers play the mrket...They can wind up losing because of price quarantees.

17 posted on 05/29/2011 8:27:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: usalady

High food prices will at least reduce the problem of obesity. Is this a plot by Michele Obama?


18 posted on 05/29/2011 8:29:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: databoss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmPUXVZL1xA


19 posted on 05/29/2011 8:30:32 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: lucky american

I planted corn. I’ve got two ears of corn on the stalks out two 15 ft rows.


20 posted on 05/29/2011 8:36:31 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: usalady

Only one thing though: China eats relatively small amounts of corn compared to the USA. Indeed, corn-based products is not part of Chinese cuisine—thank G*d! It’s far more critical that China has enough rice and wheat, since rice is critical in southern Chinese cuisine and what is critical in northern Chinese cuisine.


21 posted on 05/29/2011 8:45:07 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: usalady

She is wrong. The corn she is writing about would be feed corn not corn for human consumption. What will happen is that feed prices will go up which in turn will mean that the price of meat will go up. But that “silver queen” yummy white corn you eat at BBQ that will be pricier for the usual reasons of drought, flood, increase in farming costs, etc. But it is not being used for ethanol.


22 posted on 05/29/2011 9:27:45 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Venturer

I agree; but most of what they say are lies designed to lower our moral. Besides the ethanol scam people have to make their money back by still stealing and conning and the government has to continue its one way destruction of America to one world government where sickos reign.


23 posted on 05/29/2011 9:34:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Grunthor

Selling 12 for $3.00 here.


24 posted on 05/29/2011 9:39:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: usalady

Am upset that it is 5/$1 this year but still affordable.Lsat year it was 10/$1.


25 posted on 05/29/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Starboard

Ethanol made from corn and the need of farmers to feed their livestock is also putting pressure on the market.

Ethanol has to be one of the best examples of governmental stupidity and corruption that created supply distortions and gave rise to an economic disaster. Too bad none of our schools will ever use this as a case study.


Ever heard of a DDG? Probably not. If you did you would realize that the ethanol idea isn’t as bad as it is portrayed. Also, Mr. Bernanke has 10 times the responsibility for rising food prices than does the ethanol industry.


26 posted on 05/29/2011 9:47:55 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Venturer

It takes an examiner blog pimp to come up with crap like this. Venture,over to that boll weavel infested site at your own risk.


27 posted on 05/29/2011 9:55:50 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Free Lazamataz! With every purchase!)
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To: cornfedcowboy

“Ever heard of a DDG? Probably not.”

As a Navy vet, I assume you’re referring to a guided missile destroyer. Are you probably wrong?


28 posted on 05/29/2011 10:21:20 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Terry Mross

plant our own too most of it gets frozen for winter.


29 posted on 05/29/2011 11:34:49 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: usalady

4 ears = 8.95 here in the Alaska bush

They are staying on the shelf because I don’t need corn that badly.


30 posted on 05/29/2011 12:44:48 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: Starboard

Distiller Dry Grains(goods). This is the protein by-product from ethanol production. The starch, which is not food, is used to create ethanol. Most of the protein is then sold back to the market, usually in the form of feed for meat products.
I will admit, it is not near as in interesting as a guided missile destroyer.


31 posted on 05/29/2011 1:07:45 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Venturer

It is more profitable right now to grow corn to be used to feed livestock and produce it to be used for ethanol. That is why the hoarding is going on, to push up the price. Some farmers believe they can make more money by raising it for those purposes rather than for human consumption. It is called Free Enterprise.


32 posted on 05/29/2011 4:16:31 PM PDT by usalady
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To: usalady

The Amish here get $4.00 a dozen ears. I never heard of field corn selling for that.


33 posted on 05/29/2011 5:16:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: cornfedcowboy
"Distiller Dry Grains(goods). This is the protein by-product from ethanol production. The starch, which is not food, is used to create ethanol. Most of the protein is then sold back to the market, usually in the form of feed for meat products."

OK, thanks for the explanation as I was not aware of this byproduct. I literally read your question “Ever heard of a DDG?" so your use of the article threw me off a bit as I was assuming a singular noun. Obviously I've spent too much time reading the fine print in contracts. LOL.

I will grant you that DDGs are a plus for Ethanol but there is a long list of unintended consequences. Even Al Gore has admitted that his support for Ethanol was a politically driven mistake and that its benefits are "trivial". Regards.

34 posted on 05/30/2011 8:48:03 AM PDT by Starboard
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Hydrogen Advocacy Group Anti-Ethanol Agitprop One-half gallon of oil in the form of pesticides per bushel of corn would cost $2 to $3 per bushel. If this were true -- and it clearly isn't -- it should be enough to illustrate to literally anyone that the price of petroleum is quite literally the ONLY thing driving corn prices. And this idiotic piece of agitprop -- from a hydrogen "energy" advocacy site -- also shows the guy in the encounter suit spraying chemical fertilizer, a sight that I've never been privileged to see, what with me *growing up on a farm*.

35 posted on 06/04/2011 4:59:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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