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Corn harvest above expectations due to weather (cooler, not hotter)
Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2013 8:39 PM EDT | David Pitt

Posted on 10/10/2013 6:27:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they’re getting from their fields.

Dairy farmer Ben Steffen, who also grows corn, soybeans and wheat on 1,900 acres near the southeastern Nebraska town of Humboldt, said his first corn field brought in 168 bushels an acre, above the average of 140. …

The best crops in the U.S. are in areas that received adequate rain combined with cooler temperatures at the time corn pollinated, a welcome sight after last year’s dismal harvest due to the drought withering corn and soybean fields and burning up pastures. Record harvests are likely this year in many states, including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Ohio.

All that corn will help refill bins that had been emptied after last year’s drought-reduced harvest of 10.7 billion bushels, the lowest since 2006, said Chad Hart, an agriculture economist with Iowa State University. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine; Weather
KEYWORDS: biggerharvest; corn; globalwarminghoax; soybean

1 posted on 10/10/2013 6:27:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

And prices are down, I’ve heard.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 6:31:32 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: Olog-hai

Corn likes the same growing conditions as your lawn. If your lawn is growing good during the summer, so will the corn.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 6:32:57 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: DManA

Ethanol plants paying a $1/bu premium right now around here, I’m told.

Taking corn up to 30% moisture.

They have to produce the alcohol crap to get their gubmint subsidies


4 posted on 10/10/2013 6:36:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
That's a heck of a moisture content. And a lot to pay for water.

/johnny

5 posted on 10/10/2013 6:38:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: factoryrat

I read a story once that scientists are working to develop a strain of perennial corn, that would have deep deep roots. That would be a boon.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 6:41:08 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: factoryrat

Corn is a form of grass.


7 posted on 10/10/2013 6:56:38 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: JRandomFreeper; digger48

That’s a heck of a moisture content.”

Grain elevators are going to have one heck of a time holding it - bet the dryers and aeration are running day and night. One of the reasons prices are down is because elevators take discounts for moisture.


8 posted on 10/10/2013 6:56:45 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

It’s the Ethanol producers paying for that wet corn.

You and I are helping pay the drying costs


9 posted on 10/10/2013 7:00:11 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Olog-hai

Here in NC, it’s been growing like kudzu.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 7:01:36 PM PDT by struggle
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To: digger48

Can we burn ethanol to power the dryers?


11 posted on 10/10/2013 7:03:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: lormand

Why yes it is, along with most all other cereal crops. If you can manage to keep your lawn green throughout the summer, you can grow grains and feed yourself. Wheat is probably one of the more drought tolerant crops you can grow.


12 posted on 10/10/2013 7:07:46 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Grams A
It's the ethanol producers that are paying extra for wet corn. And we pay for it with subsidies.

/johnny

13 posted on 10/10/2013 7:11:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: factoryrat
I put down wheat in a new part of the garden that I opened up this fall. I'm using it for a winter cover crop and I'll till it in come springtime. It's doing fine without much rain at all.

/johnny

14 posted on 10/10/2013 7:13:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: digger48

You and I are helping pay the drying costs.”

Wish they’d have some ethanol free stations anywhere in our area. I have friends from high school who are farmers in Missouri and use a lot of their corn to feed livestock. In spite of running their dryers and keeping it on aer 24/7, they are really worried about hold it.

BTW - what happened in your neighborhood? First time I’ve ever heard of a SWAT raid in that part of the city.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 7:14:00 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

You can buy 100LL at the local airport.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 7:15:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Grams A
what happened in your neighborhood? First time I’ve ever heard of a SWAT raid in that part of the city.

?

I don't have a neighborhood. I have corn on all 4 sides of my house. Like being a rest area in a labyrinth for 5 months

17 posted on 10/10/2013 7:23:20 PM PDT by digger48
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To: JRandomFreeper

I live in the high desert part of eastern Oregon, and wheat grows pretty good here, along with other wintering crops. The nice thing is I can get barley cheap, along with hops grown up in the Cascade mountains. They literally grow beer out here!


18 posted on 10/10/2013 7:38:33 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat
Mmmmmm. Beer. You are truly blessed.

/johnny

19 posted on 10/10/2013 7:46:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DManA

Corn price per bushel last year at this time: Around $7.00+, down from the year’s high of around $8.50

Corn price now per bushel: Around $4.60, down from the year’s high of around $6.40

Never bet against the American farmer’s ability to produce!


20 posted on 10/10/2013 8:41:54 PM PDT by hlmencken3 (Originalist on the the 'general welfare' clause? No? NOT an originalist!)
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. Here, the rain was just right this year.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 4:15:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Olog-hai

Global warming is creeping into everything. I picked up a climate zone map for planting, and the new one over the one several years old shows all the zones shifted. AKA, they list cooler areas north as warmer zones, because of global warming assumptions.
But with global cooling, planting the warmer weather plants will certainly kill them.


22 posted on 10/11/2013 8:01:01 AM PDT by tbw2
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