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Viewers Speak: Market Terms & No-Till
May 06, 2013
***Editor’s Note: The following viewer comments were received in response to the May 5-6, 2013 edition of U.S. Farm Report…
#1: Dear Al, John & Tyne - I've watched your Saturday program almost regularly since I moved to LA (Lower Alabama) and my forty acres. I don't farm; just enjoy the sanctuary of living in rural America. I enjoy watching your program because it gives me insight into what is going on around me on many of the farms here, mostly cotton, soybeans, corn and peanuts. My question would likely be directed towards Al's portion of the show. I'm not much on the Stock or Commodity's markets, nor do I know much about them. Could you in one of your broadcasts include a sort of Farm Marketing for Dummies? During the financial segments I hear Al and his panel guests talking about "puts", "options", etc., can you 'splain those in terms that a non-farmer might understand? Thanks in advance, Bill Silaghi - Samson, Alabama
#2: John, I really liked your blog on no till farming. We don’t no till on our farm, no till has gotten way out of control in my book they seem to cross a field more than we do. Give me a plow, planter, a row crop cultivator and am as happy as a pig in mud. I see that in no till they have to put on chemicals to get rid of chemicals from the year before and it seems harder in no till to control pest. And the price of seed just to control weeds and pest is nuts. I was raised to work the land and it will work with you. Ty