One week has passed since USDA released its June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. But, the data that was released in those reports is still a hot topic of conversation.
According to many of the comments left by AgWeb.com readers on our news articles about the reports, the consensus seems to be a lot of disbelief and distrust with USDA.
Here are some of the comments about the reports. Click the story headlines to read the stories to which the comments were posted.
no spin farmer - SD
Planting conditions were so good in South Dakota , we were able to planted for eight weeks starting on May 3. In fact it was so good we planted some a second time.
FG - Cuba, IL
Corn acres is one thing. What will it produce? I don't claim to know, but that is the figure that really matters. But anything to depress prices seems to be the goal!
Cliff2 - Willmar, MN
I just can't believe that writer thanks that planting conditions in MN and SD were great…Is that why both states planted a lot of corn in June?
Another piece of USDA garbage....planted acres. How many are under water? That is the number I want to know and what is drowned out. We have a lot of holes in Corn Belt corn fields! We will be lucky to harvest 81 to 84 M acres and NO BODY IS TALKING ABOUT YIELDS GOING DOWN! With the morons we have in DC you cannot believe anything!
Amazing how so many feel the report was just a crock of beans (no pun intended).
Smallest Dairy Farmer
Well USDA...not popular with this report...I just hope they're right. Seriously, all commodities have a resistance or shall we say a point when the end user cannot continue to use or not be able to use as much. This is a risky place, because alternatives are tried that may work just as well profit wise. Lower corn price may not bring back the whole demand there once was, if alternative practices succeed.
I noticed that a lot of my range cows friends have planted corn for the first time in ND, to raise the corn for feed for themselves. More corn in my area (western ND) then I ever seen before. So I guess the part about NY & at least ND stating the biggest corn acres for these two states is correct. I guess the beef guy's reaction to grow their own corn is a good idea for dairies with acres for production as well.