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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
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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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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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Wow, you spam your blog post all over the place don’t you?
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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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"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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“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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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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“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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