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Corn Lost To Snow Could Amount To 100 Million Bushels
wallacesfarmer.com ^ | 1/9/10 | Rod Swoboda

Posted on 01/11/2010 8:26:35 AM PST by Kartographer

Heavy snow in parts of the Midwest could cause as much as 100 million bushels of the 2009 corn crop to be lost. According to analysts in several Corn Belt states, a significant number of acres were yet to be harvested when snow came in December. Now, with the storm that struck the first week of January adding more snow, a lot of the corn still in the field will be there for the rest of the winter. It likely won't be harvested until spring and significant yield loss will occur.

(Excerpt) Read more at wallacesfarmer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: agriculture; corn; globalcooling; hunger; winter
Looks like we are in for significant meat and ethonal price increases. Add this to the expected losses in both winter wheat and souther produce and other crops due to the extreme winter we are having and the 'goverment' killing of the California valley produce, looks like you might soon need a loan to go the grocery store.
1 posted on 01/11/2010 8:26:35 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
Corn Lost To Snow Could Amount To 100 Million Bushels

This is why you don't grow fuel.

2 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:02 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Kartographer

Translated: Archer Daniels Midland is about to get another huge bundle of taxpayer cash.

Of course, we wouldn’t want to help this situation out by doing away with ethanol in gasoline or anything reasonable like that. Oh no, that would make too much sense.


3 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:04 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Kartographer

The deer are harvesting it as we speak.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Kartographer

In californa store most of the produce comes from out of the country but it won’t stop them from jacking up the prices.the same can be said about grain.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 8:32:14 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Kartographer

Will the alternative-energy biofuel segment of the Green movement confront the Global Warming segment over the planet’s increasingly brutal winter trends?


6 posted on 01/11/2010 8:32:20 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Vaduz

If I am not mistaken, the only corn left unharvested at this point is cattle corn.

If this corn goes to waste, it will probably affect meat prices more than produce prices.


7 posted on 01/11/2010 8:36:53 AM PST by earlJam
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To: cripplecreek

Does that mean that we won’t be paying farmers NOT to grow corn next year? (cue crickets)


8 posted on 01/11/2010 8:37:54 AM PST by refermech
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To: cripplecreek

“The deer are harvesting it as we speak.”

Yeah, blame it on the deer :)


9 posted on 01/11/2010 8:39:20 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: refermech

I’m thinking this might be a win/win for us ...

http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm


10 posted on 01/11/2010 8:40:49 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Kartographer

BUSHEL’S Fault?

Don’t ban me, please!


11 posted on 01/11/2010 8:43:05 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kartographer

Just in time to fatten up the nobama depression era “today’s special” raccoon.


12 posted on 01/11/2010 8:55:27 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Caipirabob

We won’t ban you. We’ll admire your punsmanship.

I’m not a farmer but waiting until December to harvest corn seems quite risky in the midwest. Hope they weren’t counting on the global warming lies to protect their crops.


13 posted on 01/11/2010 8:58:22 AM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: pnh102

“This is why you don’t grow fuel.”

Hear, hear!!


14 posted on 01/11/2010 8:59:06 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Kartographer; a fool in paradise

Bushel’s fault!


15 posted on 01/11/2010 9:01:12 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dusttoyou

Guessing soda’s and foods containd High Fructose Corn Syrup will be going up in cost, too. (grinning)

We have started low-carb eating and will not look back.


16 posted on 01/11/2010 9:01:58 AM PST by Tomato lover (My citicizenship is not of this world)
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To: Kartographer

Mexican tortilla factories hardest hit.


17 posted on 01/11/2010 9:04:00 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: earlJam

A smart farmer has silos just for thareason.


18 posted on 01/11/2010 9:11:07 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Faith

Alot of fields were to wet to harvest, at least that I was told when we were in Nebraska last fall.


19 posted on 01/11/2010 9:36:23 AM PST by katykelly
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To: pnh102

Yeah, I thought that because it was “Biological” that it would be there all the time. Don’t tell me that someone forgot to figure in bad weather, floods and Acts of God when they said that Ethanol was a totally “Re-newable” fuel source.

Global Warming? What the heck is that?!?


20 posted on 01/11/2010 9:42:31 AM PST by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Faith

waiting until December to harvest corn seems quite risky in the midwest.......

Here in Northern Wisconsin we had a dry summer but a very wet fall, even into October/November. Harvesting was next to impossible. They allowed tractors to be on the roads til mid December, but then the snow fell. and fell and fell. So much for global warming.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 10:05:05 AM PST by mouse1
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To: Kartographer

We got our soybeans in just before the snow hit. When you’re a small guy, you’re at the bottom of the list for both planting and harvesting. You wait your turn and hope for the best. We got lucky, there are still alot of beans and corn out in the fields.


22 posted on 01/11/2010 10:39:21 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Faith
"I’m not a farmer but waiting until December to harvest corn seems quite risky in the midwest."

Rain delayed the harvest. Farmers never leave crops in the field for no good reason, no more than you open your back door and toss cash into the wind. When rain prevents timely harvest in the midwest, farmers will wait until the ground freezes and the equipment can then run, but snow accumulation will prevent even that alternative.

23 posted on 01/11/2010 10:46:47 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: cripplecreek

The deer are harvesting it as we speak.”

That will drive up deer hunting permits....you watch.


24 posted on 01/11/2010 11:01:55 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Faith

My understanding was that the amount of rain in the midwest during the fall prevented the tractors from being able to get out in the fields to conduct the harvest.

I’ve seen some that were just plowed under. As I understand it, it would have been more expensive to harvest it late with the losses than just take the write off.


25 posted on 01/11/2010 11:54:21 AM PST by reed13 (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: reed13

Thanks for your explanation. It seemed like such a perfect year for growing corn, but there are no guarantees until the harvest is complete. We had a lot of late harvesting in Ohio but I think most of the corn was in before the snow hit.


26 posted on 01/11/2010 12:04:27 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: Kartographer

“a significant number of acres were yet to be harvested when snow came in December”

Why was the corn left in the field until December? It always snows in December in temperate regions.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 2:10:46 PM PST by RoadTest (Karl Marx renamed Free Enterprise (the source of a nation's wealth) "Capitalism".)
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