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Old 07-06-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Corn crop in North Dakota horrible. They are in severe drought now.

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Old 07-07-2017, 02:24 AM
 
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Corn crop in North Dakota horrible. They are in severe drought now.

And in central Indiana, despite the fact that no portion of the state is any worse off than abnormally dry(far northwest and a sliver of southwest Indiana)less than half of the corn crop is in good or excellent condition in the central part of Indianahopefully the upcoming week or two will see at least a partial improvement in corn crop conditions in central Indiana, given the fact that that part of the state isn't experiencing any sort of drought conditions or abnormal dryness(at least not for the time being). Poor North and South Dakota. I have a bad feeling that the drought in the Dakotas could well get even worse than it is now, the latest computer model runs are shunting the significant rains to their south and/or east.as the old saying from weather folklore goes drought begets drought; it's a vicious cycle
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:24 AM
 
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And in central Indiana, despite the fact that no portion of the state is any worse off than abnormally dry(far northwest and a sliver of southwest Indiana)less than half of the corn crop is in good or excellent condition in the central part of Indianahopefully the upcoming week or two will see at least a partial improvement in corn crop conditions in central Indiana, given the fact that that part of the state isn't experiencing any sort of drought conditions or abnormal dryness(at least not for the time being). Poor North and South Dakota. I have a bad feeling that the drought in the Dakotas could well get even worse than it is now, the latest computer model runs are shunting the significant rains to their south and/or east.as the old saying from weather folklore goes drought begets drought; it's a vicious cycle

Usually droughts get worse when a ridge continues to reform over the region and yeah, that's what seems to want to happen. No heat waves in the Northeast because of that.




Here's the current Drought map. only Dakotas and Montana with a concern. Yellows on the map are BS. There's always going to be "dry" periods. Not much oranges and reds on the entire map.


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Old 07-07-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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Then he didn't make it to west/central WI: cold & 4 in of rain in May and another 6in in June and less than half the corn is in the ground due to soggy fields. That which has been planted looks good.

Is this necessarily bad? Corn prices aren't a heckuvalot higher now than they were 30 yrs ago. Supply & demand. Look at the problems WI dairy farmers are having: producing twice as much milk with half as many cows, they are having trouble selling all their milk, yet they don't want to cut back on production.


My friend actually does own a small farm in central WI and stated he rents out his cropland and about half never got planted due to wet conditions.


However, he said WI is such a minor corn grower that it won't affect the price of corn in the US.


Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska , Minnesota, Indiana...........those are the " big boys" when it comes to corn production and setting prices.
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:23 AM
 
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Hail storm in Ontario.

Couple comments under this...

"Prairie siding is ok....Damage is mostly around grande point and Mitchell's Bay....how is wallaceburg? The front came from that direction"

"We will be there in the morning with fungicide applications to help as much as we can."

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Old 07-09-2017, 04:30 AM
 
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My friend actually does own a small farm in central WI and stated he rents out his cropland and about half never got planted due to wet conditions.


However, he said WI is such a minor corn grower that it won't affect the price of corn in the US.


Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska , Minnesota, Indiana...........those are the " big boys" when it comes to corn production and setting prices.
Granted. My comments were on the general problem of supply/demand/prices & planning. If bad weather conditions do affect prices, then it's usually not a matter of all producers getting a little more for their efforts-- It's more a matter of farmers lucky enough to get a good yield getting more, but others get a yield so low they can't cover costs and go broke.

"Food security" is much more than just protecting our supply from a terrorist's poison. How many farmers can we allow to go belly up before we have a supply problem?

Old joke about the farmer who wins the multi- million dollar lottery. Reporter asks him what he's going to do now--"I'll keep on farming--- at least until the money runs out."
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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Looking good and healthy in Minnesota!

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Old Today, 10:49 PM
 
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Even Oregon is abnormally dry this year. We haven't got any rain in the last 2 months. This is one of the rainiest states in the country.
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