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Posted on 04/19/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Much of Oklahoma's Wheat Crop Damaged
Apr 17, 2009 9:42 PM
By Colleen Chen, NEWS 9 for NewsOn6.com
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma wheat producers are beginning to see the effects from a hard freeze earlier this month.
Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte said some fields suffered damage of up to 90 percent.
While consumers likely won't see any price jumps at the grocery store in the short term, Schulte said they will likely see price changes a few months from now.
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Michael Peters of Okarche has been a wheat producer for 20 years. He said he's never seen his wheat crop look as bad as this year's crop.
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I was afraid that was going to happen with such a late heavy freeze. I would imagine it affected the fruit crops as well. I know it affected the crepe mytle bushes in my front yard. They were leafing out and it all died back and they are just now coming out. We didn’t have near the freeze in Norman that they had in the wheat growing areas either.
Damn that globull warming
sad for farmers.
We have a very high percent of wheat crop failure here in Texas due to the drouth here. My father is in the seed business and has had a total crop failure this year. Not freeze related, but because of record dry weather.
Condition only recently broke, with light rainfall.
Nothing this dry since 1952.
This is a rather dire assessment from http://www.marketskeptics.com/ :
My reaction: Last week, I wrote about a hard freeze damaging wheat crops in southern plains. Now we have confirmation of the damage.
1) The Oklahoma Wheat Commission reports that the majority of the state’s crop is damaged.
2) Some fields suffered damage of up to 90 percent.
3) 40 percent of producers don’t have insurance to help cover their losses, which will add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Conclusion: Oklahoma freeze damage should start moving wheat prices higher. Once confirmation of the damage caused to wheat crop by torrential rains in India, wheat prices should surge. That will silence much of the todays talk of deflation.
Rye bread. Rye likes the cold.
The North Koreans that that the American government keeps bowing down and groveling too recommends Boiling grass.
Major corn crop failure in Africa, too.
Apparently a big batch of GM corn fails to set seed...
I am sure somebody is shorting Monsanto stock now.:-)
If both state’s wheat crops are in bad shape, then exports will be way down I would think. It was really dry here but that freeze, snow, and rain broke that.
Wonder how the wheat crop survived in the TX/OK Panhandle with all the snow? Usually snow protects it unlike an outright freeze.
Revelation 6:6 (New International Version)
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages,...
Have not hear reports from Texas Panhandle, and I was in Amarillo when they had the snow. I am sure there will be damage, because it was so late in the year. It will be a while before we actually see how bad.
Here is was over with before the cold snap. The drouth did it.
Will not be long before “That One” takes over the world.
Look for Commodity Weakness at RealMoney by TheStreet.com(Fri, Apr 17)
ALl that AGW, where the US needs to ruin their economy by cutting energy use, and the frost line keeps moving South, and stays longer each year.
The Dutch were ice skating on the canals this year. Global warming indeed....
Revelation 12:12 (King James Version)
...Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Every year there is a freeze around April 15. I never plant until after that.
****Nothing this dry since 1952.***
That was the year my dad lost his wheat crop when it failed to rain. The year before it was hail.
We quit farming then and went into road construction and minng.
Thanks! I guess this will make Union County’s wheat crop more valuable ...
When I read about this the first thing I thought was “unlike a snow flurry in NC, this event *may* be a reason to go buy up some bread” :-)
The dust bowl accompanied the first depression...
1. Obama’s Fault!
2. If anyone would like to learn to bake their own bread, please Freepmail me.
3. Stock up on flour. Like, NOW. :)
I'm ahead of ya girlfriend, I did that last week.....and the week before, and the week before that.............
Good for you! I still have about 10 lbs. left from the ‘Christmas Baking Supplies Stockpiling at Low Prices’ (it’s in the freezer) but I’m pretty sure flour is makin’ it’s way to the top of the grocery list for next week! ;)
Cheapest place I’ve found basic flour for everyday baking? Wal-Mart, of course. :)
I don’t buy regular flour every week, I alternate. One week all-purpose, the next self-rising, the next masa, etc......
This week is cornmeal, because I’m a bit low on that. Also I have to pick up masa because the Sons of the Legion are “going Mexican” for this coming Friday’s dinner. The Commander’s wife and I are going to spend Thursday making tamales. She’s never made them before, but wants to learn, which is a good thing because they need 200 of the buggers and so I’ll need some help!!!
That’s a great strategy!
Sounds like ‘Lefse Making Days’ at my church. Is there some REASON that ‘simple food’ that has sustained the masses through times of famine and strife has to be so dang time consuming to produce? LOL!
You know, that’s a good question. I never thought of it in those terms, as I find those types of foods to be comfort food and so the time consuming part of it never bothered me.
One thing for sure, when I do get into the mode/mood to create one of those time consuming sustenances, I make danged sure I make plenty of it, so I don’t have to do it again the following week :)
Buy flour now.
Drought is symptomatic of cooling, not warming.
In CA, the below-average rainfall has lasted longer than any other recorded dry period.
Most of the world's ruling class (which has bought into global warming) is suffering irreversible brain syndrome of the Kool-Aid-holic type.
They know it is a Big Lie, but it is about global power and money.
The whole thing is a big scam.
The public needs to read:
“Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay (published 1852)
Downloadable at Gutenberg.org at:
The HTML version has all the illustrations of the original book. Worthwhile reading.
I have bookmarked that link.
I've got 90 lbs of white wheat berries in my basement.
We normally have 20,000 bushels on hand, but crop failure this year. Have little more than enough to replant our own land.
Seed wheat will be short this year.
I have been an amateur baker for 30 years. It is really pretty simple.
My prayers are up for the seed you have to grow. Around here the ground is too wet to plant. I talked to a farmer friend at church yesterday and he said all he could do was wait; otherwise the seed will rot.
We will not plan again until some time in October, and it is still very dry here.
Unfortunately we have many other farmers who are dependent on us for seed, and I am not sure how we are going to handle that yet.
It is a variety licensing issue. We had a total crop failure, because of the drought. Some of our neighbors have crops that may be suitable, but it is a licensing issue about using them for seed.
I do not farm, my father has the seed business.
Thanks for your prayers, it will be OK, though.
great link , thanks