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December 2009 Archive for AgDay Inbox

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Comments, questions, opinions...this is your chance to speak out regarding anything and everything reported on AgDay. Viewer feedback updated regularly.

Winter Harvest

Dec 23, 2009
Hi, just thought you might like some photo's from up here in Coopersville, Michigan. These were taken on December 18th. We were able to harvest approx. 120 acres on the 17th & 18th. Just 110 acres to go. I have to be honest though, I always feel some dissapointment when we're done combining. Unlike Mr. Phipp's and his Illinois whimps, we are still very much enjoying the harvest! That's why they put heater's in cabs!

Sincerely yours;
Ken & Herb Zahm
Marne, MI 49435

Grain Truck Mishap

Dec 21, 2009
Here in the MidAtlantic region we've had so much rain that everyone is getting stuck trying to get their harvest in. Attached is a picture of our grain truck which got stuck along the side of the road fully loaded with beans. We hitched a tractor up to pull it out and instead, the bolts sheared and the front end came off! We finished 160 acres of soybeans in 36 hours with the truck looking like this because of the snow storm forecasted. 24 hours later, we have a foot of snow here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Jennie Schmidt
Schmidt Farms
Queen Anne's County, MD

Oldest Bridge Over the Missouri River

Dec 17, 2009
Here is a picture or two of the Oldest Bridge over the Missouri River in Montana. It is in Fort Benton, MT. This Bridge starts the Upper Missouri RIver National Monument Section of the river. We have had some -20 degree days which make for some really big ice flows...

The Fort Benton, Chouteau (SHow tow) County Conservation district (which I am a board member of) is looking into using winter wheat straw to power a co generation power plant with the City and possibly a power company for a large base load supply. Just thought that would be interesting for you and some viewers....

Mike Arnst

Hi-Def Crystal Ball???

Dec 14, 2009
I watch your show nearly every morning and focus on the commentators who try to predict the future cash bids for corn and soybeans. Seems to me that during the past two weeks most have been saying to sell beans out of the field and hold corn to sell this spring. However an article in the Des Moines register written by Dan Piller in citing last week’s supply and demand estimates released by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, indicates that corn prices will fall below $4.00 per bushel for the 2010 crop and exceed $10.00 per bushel for beans.
Who’s crystal ball is working in High Definition?
 Jim Haley
St. Charles, Iowa

Goat Dairy

Dec 02, 2009

My husband and I are dairy farmers, small scale goat milking. We enjoy watching AgDay in the mornings, but we were curious if you would ever be doing stories about goat dairy? Dairy is mentioned a lot, but always shows pictures of cows. We goat farmers are serious about dairy too, and it would be really nice to hear something positive about this growing area.


Wendy and PJ Leverton

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