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Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying:
Response to 9/25 comment from McLeod County, Minn. I respectfully disagree with the author's angst regarding individuals communicating their yield results, especially on this forum. I believe that information sharing among farmers is very important, and quite frankly, every day over the past month I have read the crop comments so as to try and obtain a better understanding as to what farmers are experiencing across the country. I use this forum as one of the tools for my marketing decisions, and find the comments helpful. After all, where should farmers look to for this type of information? The USDA? Ya right! Quite frankly, I have no problems sharing my yield data if it helps others out. Too bad we are in a profession where more cooperation does not exist. If it did, all us farmers would hold an annual meeting, set our prices (like OPEC does with oil) and make a lot more money. More so than trying to farm the next 100 acres all the time.
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-- Traverse County, Minn.
-- North Dakota
-- Winneshiek County, Iowa
-- Pipestone County, Minn.
-- Catawba, N.C.
-- East central Iowa
-- Palo Alto County, Iowa
-- Livingston County, Ill.
Cotton harvesting has begun is some areas of the Blacklands, and will speed up the second week of September, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
-- Macoupin County, Ill.
-- Southwest Indiana
-- Ward County, N.D.