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Its real hard to have faith in our government, grain trade etc. Were not real sure how many acres we have. Were not real sure how much old crop beans we have on hand. Crop ratings higher than most would expect with crop being seeded way late. Lets spend some money and get accurate acreages with county by county reporting certified acres immediately after certification. Than have federal crop insurance report all hailed out or failed acreages. The trade and general public doesnt realize how close we are from a disaster if we have an abnormally early frost. We also are becoming comfortable with lower supplies and not higher prices. I think were all in for a little surprise by mother nature this fall.
Do you ever get the feeling that we've all become too dependent on the market and our government. truth is that those people are made up of people just like you, me and our neighbors. Do you trust even your neighbors anymore. Landlords and co-ops will sell long term renters out for $10 more an acre. Greed is out of control when land routinely goes for $6-8K/acre. Anhydrous goes from $1100 to $400 per ton in 6 months and the world is growing basically the same amount of acres of corn? We can't trust the markets and government because they are made up of people like us. Let's get back to integrity and things will get better. Stop trying to farm the whole county and get rich. None of this will matter in eternity!
If there is anyone who wants to rent our land for $6,000.00 per acre, You can. The land rent here is about $35 to $50 per acre.