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  • 5/23/2019 Huntington County, IN: Well you all know the weather all over corn belt and after last night and this morning!! I will be calling my crop insurance agent today and get Prevent Plant paperwork going and ready to submit on June 8th!! Its just plain not worth it this year ! We have surplus , plus the Tariff BS , time to take control !!!!

  • 5/23/2019 Minnehaha County, SD: Don’t know for sure what to write about today we’re all in the same boat with the exception of a few! Prices finally respond a little but I’m sure if we do plant maybe 84 million acres it’ll yield 330 so they can hold prices down so usda aren’t liars! Local elevators and ethanol plants are quite nervous! Very little corn planted here in se sd no beans in 35 years I’ve never seen it like this!

  • 5/22/2019 Huntington County, IN: 2 weeks from today and its Prevent Plant date !! Pouring rain this morning !! Next 7 days 50 % chance of rain !! Temperatures been cold , no real heat units to warm ground or to pull moisture out ! No one been in fields but maybe to spray or hit pure mud and pull out ! We get 2 tenths of inch and looks like we got 2 inches over fields from water logged soil !! Keep your faith at least fellas !!!

  • 5/22/2019 Livingston County, IL: Seems traders are fixed on planting progress but think the real story is emerged corn and conditions. Growing degrees are way down. Some corn took over 4 weeks to emerge. This is no way near a normal growing season. If it stays wetter and cooler than normal the crop that is planted will be lucky to mature before frost. I didn't look forward to planting this year back in April seeing how the weather is acting it's making pp looking very good. Traders just not leaving enough meat on the bone to sway farmers to plant. Will we switch corn acres to beans hell no! Take the pp check buy corn futures contract and sit back and watch the fireworks.

  • 5/22/2019 Knox County, IL: Had an eight hour window on the 17th...with a second planter and some help from a neighbor, we managed to get half the corn planted into quasi-mud. Of course, it rained an inch two hours after we finished...and than rained another two or three inches since. The other half of our corn acres are going PP....for sure. No beans planted anywhere around here. At least half of the corn fields are unplanted, fully saturated and getting very weedy. With a weeks worth of rain forecast, the next opportunity to get into the field will not be until after June 5...and probably later than that. Don't know what the guys who put on anhydrous and chemicals are going to do, but this situation has turned really ugly. This is going to be a ball-buster for operations that are already struggling.


  • 5/22/2019 Mcleod County, MN: Planted 1/2 of our corn so far last week when conditions were average at best. Some did it 2 weeks earlier, corn finally starting to poke through for them, bet that goes at least 250/acre! LOL. More rain again today. Some major decisions to be made over the next week for many of us....

  • 5/22/2019 Platte County, MO: Are the ones that write on this website completely delusional? There might be 3 million less corn acres? If that isn't extremely low I will be blown away. Looks like 10+

  • 5/22/2019 Winnebago County, IL: At This Rate The 2019 is Already in the Bin. Good Luck China! We also need more CRP ground to reduce our Production demand!

  • 5/21/2019 Paulding County, OH: Got some spring tillage done last Thursday. Not near what needs to be done. Pulled into the shed just in time to miss a 2.4" downpour. Gave us a one day break and dumped another .5". Area is living up to the Black Swamp name. Zero planting done. PP is looking mighty good right now.

  • 5/21/2019 Floyd County, IA: There were guys skipping around looking for the driest places to run last week. Many did get a fair amount planted. Friday evening we had about 3 inches in an hour. The erosion is unbelievable. One guy had inches of mud washed in their gravel yard. I went past there yesterday and saw that they had been piling up the wet mud. Thanks be it was in a narrow band, maybe 50 miles long. Then Saturday night another 2 inches. I am sure there is good soil to seed contact where the erosion hasn't taken it all away. Storms expected again later today. It appears that we won't finish corn by May 31st.


  • 5/21/2019 Putnam County, OH: Local crop insurance agency held several prevent plant meetings on 5-20. One of the locations was a meeting room with a capacity of 25 people. Agency didn’t know what to do when 200 plus showed up.

  • 5/20/2019 Nobles County, MN: Here in Northern Nobles county we had 1.25 inches of rain last Tuesday night. That was the final nail in the corn planting coffin. Waaay too wet and haven’t put one kernel in the ground. Not sure I want to anymore anyway. Planted corn on May 17&18 last year in a lot better conditions than we have now and lost a lot of $’s/ acre raising 130-140 bu. Corn. It was just too cold and wet last Summer. And that’s exactly what they are predicting for this abbreviated Summer also. Think I’ll take the seed corn back, not waste money on fertilizer and chemicals and take my PP check to the bank. Seems like a lot safer bet to me.

  • 5/19/2019 Fillmore County, MN: Local farmer's hit it hard the few days of sunshine we had last week. Feel sorry for the ones that didn't get corn in as it looks like it will stay wet throughout this week and then would take at least a few days to dry out. Just recv'd 2.75 inches overnight.

  • 5/19/2019 Kandiyohi County, MN: It is a real mud mess here with planting progress struggling. I expect everyone to get out there and mud in the crop. Put two tractors on one digger if required. Get that last row right into the fence line and don't worry about the barbed wire. If I had a dollar for every time I got caught in wire, I could be retired. Next, fill the pick up with gas and race to the FSA Office to turn in that big planted acreage report. We don't want to be tardy on breaking this market! Some producers with 24 row planters and 200 acres of corn are almost finished. Yep, go ahead and call that into the local Ag radio program. Don't worry about watching on how this movie ends, as we've all watched it before.e

  • 5/17/2019 Huntington County, IN: well last night did it ! parts of our county had golf ball size hail and bigger ! along with heavy, heavy down pours ! 1 to 2 inches of rainfall throughout county. check out news channels .after this and forecast , its really not looking good !! glad I have PP !!

  • 5/17/2019 Polk County, WI: We have ran the numbers multiple times as to whether to prevent plant or mud this crop in. Its a no brainer. Leave the planter in the shed and PP this years crop. Corn will pay you roughly $350-$375 to not plant on insurance .Take 10 million acres of corn off the USDA guesstimate and your 2018 corn in the BIN will be worth over $4 and 2019 and 2020 corn will be worth over $5. It's time to take control of our destiny and stop letting the government and speculators dictate our future.

  • 5/17/2019 Jasper County, IN: North West Indiana, Just turned a few wheels and then it thundered, rained, and then hailed and then we had to shut it down of course, more rain in the forecast so maybe it will be June till we get back in

  • 5/17/2019 Sauk County, WI: Well we had three days It ended Thursday Morning with 4/10 of rain We did get quite a bit of corn planted and conditions were not too bad. Sounds like we won't do much this coming week. Three wet springs in a row really wears on a guys nerves.

  • 5/16/2019 Murray County, MN: There are no crops in my area. In the house for lunch on Thursday when I should be busy planting; and trying to beat the rain coming tonight. Just cant go. I had .75 inch of rain on Tuesday evening so we were on the 10 yard line, first and ten, and now were back on mid field scratchin our behinds. Crop Insurance meetings are scheduled for Saturday around here. As I understand it, we only have to plant 20 acres of corn somewhere on our enterprise units to use PP. Seed salesman told me this morning that there is not enough early maturity seed corn for everyone nor enough seed beans available to switch. Thank God for beer!

  • 5/16/2019 Livingston County, IL: Looked like all systems go heavy rains miss my farm. Got field worked up for the second time ready plant. Then storm system blew in heavy rains .3 to .5 inches and more in forecast tonight and for weekend. Prevented planting may be only option this year and be first time in 45 years never got planted.

  • 5/16/2019 Fairfield County, OH: Finishing corn planting tonight...ahead of rain...first corn planted looks good so far..4 leaf stage. Many fields in area are green with weeds...upped weed control plans.

  • 5/15/2019 Jersey County, IL: Approaching 7 inches rain since first of May, so not much done this month. A little corn n beans planted in April, stands are spotty. Lots of NH3 to aplply yet and weeds are getting big. It was drying out pretty good till half inch rain last night. Next rain forecast 75% chance for Sunday, might get one or two days of work in before then. Warmer weather should help.


  • 5/15/2019 Brown County, WI: Finished no tilling small grains yesterday. No till green planted 1/2 of my Soybean acres with 1.5 (long of our area) beans. Other half of 1.1 beans will go in low/wet areas in 2 weeks, after burndown. Planning corn planting in 2 weeks (82 day), after cover crop hairy vetch and clover have some time to fix free nitrogen. Neighbors plowed fields have standing water, no work done. No till/cover crops paying off like no other this year!

  • 5/15/2019 Huntington County, IN: wet , wet , wet . Ripped ground has water laying in furrows from ripper ground is so water logged! Finally getting some heat but calling for rain Thursday night and HEAVY DOWN POURS is being forecasted!! June 5th prevent. plant date and according to forecast and field conditions its going to be real easy to put acres in PP this year !!

  • 5/14/2019 Nobles County, MN: Went out and scouted potential corn fields this morning here in SW Minnesota and they were still a good 4-5 days away from plantable. We have not turned a wheel. Now tonight we added another 1+ inches of rain. And they are forecasting 4-9 inches this coming weekend. It’s official here now. We will go Prevent Plant on all our corn acres. We have no shot at planting until at least June 1 with the forecast the way it is. And who knows the rain that we get every third day is showing no signs of giving up. The pattern continues. On the bright side. This Fall should be a lot easier not having to harvest $3 corn and dry it, store it and haul it.

  • 5/14/2019 Lorain County, OH: Like most everywhere else just about the time it dries up enough to think about doing anything it rains the next 3 days and we’re done for another week if we’re lucky, and when I’d finally does stop raining we won’t see anything for a month. Talking with a friend today that said if he hasn’t in the next 2 weeks he will just take the insurance money and run, he did the math and said for the inputs and the prices were at for new crop there’s no way he can produce more than what the insurance will pay by early June. I’m not sure if it’s greed or fear of the Bank but if for once we could all stand together and not plant we would finally win but I know that there’s a better chance of hell freezing over than farmers working together, just saying.

  • 5/14/2019 Mcleod County, MN: Things are going slowly but going. A fair amount has been planted and for the most part has been mudded in. Have to agree with Minnehaha Co, SD. Since all the experts say we have too many beans and it's a burdensome supply why don't we help mother nature & ourselves by cutting our population by 50%. It's going to be a insurance year for just about everybody so by cutting 50% we still get part of a crop, insurance pays what were short, have a poor yield and have better prices next year? Everybody's ins is different but for me I'm better off planting no matter how late & getting a poor yield than to take PP.

  • 5/13/2019 De Kalb County, IN: Our County continues to get rain, little or no field work has been done yet. Wheat is not looking good since producers are having trouble getting across ground to apply nitrogen and chemicals. Almost gets dry enough to go on well drained field then rain some more. Looks like at least another week of delays.

  • 5/13/2019 Henry County, OH: Henry County Typical day for April 13. Rain and 47 degrees along with nothing planted in Northwest Ohio. Oh the calendar says May 13.

  • 5/13/2019 Coles County, IL: Cold soggy and rain in the forecast every 3 days, Looks like usa might be headed for a food shortage if we do not get to plant in 2019

  • 5/13/2019 Dallas County, IA: The corn and soybean prospects this year are dismal at best. They are being planted in cold, wet, miserable conditions and the prices are tanking more everyday from the tariffs AND the huge carryovers with the lower demand. "Bleak" describes the outlook for this year, unless a miracle happens. If the Soybean Association and the Corn Promotion Board ever wanted to use OUR check off money in a supportive way they would be lobbying on behalf of the producers they confiscate their funding from. Don't send me literature about how beneficial the organizations are for my business when things are going well and then hide in the weeds when your cash cows are struggling. It would be re-assuring to know that a Market Facilitation Payment Program might be in the future if this situation continues. I bet a shiny dime Ag Web won't accept this. Sorry I don't have something sweet for you to print.

  • 5/13/2019 Miami County, IN: Nothing much to talk about short of what's already been talked about here in north central Indiana. We're wet. Some planting done north and west of us in the Rochester area. (They are typically 5-8 days ahead of us anyway.) Took some advice and got busy doing something today. Washed and waxed three tractors. We got about an 1" over Mother's Day and Monday following. Prior to that we were a couple days out with warm weather and some wind. We'd been picking out select fields too. Planter still in the shed. But as with all things this too shall pass.

  • 5/13/2019 Tippecanoe County, IN: We're starting to get some planting done in northwest Indiana, but progress is definitely slow. I'd say this is our latest start since '95 perhaps? Hopefully this summer turns out better than that one. It's disappointing that the markets aren't reacting as they would have in recent years, but the trade war and huge South American crops are driving up supplies. I suspect better days are ahead for corn, but soybeans will continue to struggle with the Swine Fever epidemic in China.

  • 5/13/2019 Paulding County, OH: Cant get above 50 degrees. Get two days of dry and two days of rain. Nothing moving in NW Ohio. Had to go aerial to apply wheat topdress. Wheat is stuggling in this area. Zero planting done. Does this mean our USDA can finally say we are eating into the "surplus"?

  • 5/12/2019 Minnehaha County, SD: Well so much for planting or harvest pressure in the marketplace! What a joke this way of life is becoming! The world must just laugh at the American farmer! Leave the planters sit and make em beg us to grow a crop and maybe they’d pay for it!!! Little to nothing done here saturated ground, rain every other day don’t know when we’ll get going! I know my comments are contradictory but the greedy will never ‘leave em sit’!!!

  • 5/10/2019 Fayette County, IL: Companies doing good job trying to burn down weeds. Very little field work done.most water and weediest fields seen in a long time. Low prices,higher costs,higher interest rates,more rain in forecast. Not a good combination. USDA reports I think are bogus. Pure speculation from what I have seen for the surrounding counties I have been in.

  • 5/9/2019 Floyd County, IA: Hope it warms up soon. Our cows would like pasture over hay and silage. Not much happened field work wise in my immediate little area. Sunday afternoon we had .4", South 2 miles .1", and North 2 miles 1.5". There were guys running South of here but not here and North. The corn that did get planted will not be far ahead of still to be planted corn with temps this cool. Many guys fixing drainage tile on Tuesday. The rodents sure were tough on plastic tile since last spring. And the water running through them is VERY cold.

  • 5/9/2019 Calhoun County, IA: Early planted corn coming up. Majority of corn planted. Lot's of beans planted, one field emerged. 1" of rain yesterday will slow progress.

  • 5/9/2019 Huntington County, IN: well almost ! and today rain came and tomorrow could have (tried) it !??Its a good thing I have always took good care of my soil . Cause this year no inputs will be bought except a little nitrogen for the corn !! All those high fertilizer costs and proper tillage over the years will pay me back this year!!

  • 5/9/2019 Branch County, MI: No wheels turning after 4 inches of rain in the last 12 days. We are already two weeks behind our normal start to planting. Less than 1% of corn and Soybeans have been planted in the area. One farmer has had beans in the ground for 4 weeks and most of them have rotted in the ground. Go figure. Calling for a warm up next week, we need some heat, wind and sunshine.

  • 5/8/2019 Scott County, IA: It's May 8th and we haven't planted a thing, there is another 2"+ of rain forecast for the remainder of the week. Latest start ever...folks need to take note. We'll be cutting into the "excess" supply of corn and soybeans substantially this year. Yields will be down and planted acres will be down. The Mississippi River will be out of it's banks until June in eastern Iowa.

  • 5/8/2019 Lafayette County, WI: Rain slowing planting here in Southwest Wisconsin. Some early soybeans and corn emerging 3 weeks after planting, but not as even as would like. Just about get back into the fields when another rain approaches. Some in our area switching from beans to corn, even with delays, due to thoughts of better profit potential. Keep waiting for weather rally, but see none.

  • 5/8/2019 Renville County, MN: Started planting corn on Monday.Ground conditions very poor.very wet underneath,nothing to brag about,people our going,some mudding spots in.Raining as I write 41 but feels like 31.predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow.the markets keep going down ,what a joke.Grand solar minium,read about it now.

  • 5/8/2019 Nez Perce County, ID: About 3 weeks late getting topdress and spray on the fall crops and getting the spring crops into the ground. Winter wheat looks good but will need a drink within a few weeks. No rain in the forecast so hoping the winter moisture holds out until the next storm.

  • 5/8/2019 Nobles County, MN: Have not turned a wheel. On May 7th a few we’ll tiles fields in the area went in but in less than ideal conditions. Now today, the 8th we are enjoying another 1 to 1.5 inches of cold rain and snow tonight. We were way to wet before this system nailed us. The trade apparently does not care a bit about planting progress especially after seeing the May 6th report. The traders are obviously so naive thinking that once the sun comes out the planters roll. I’m here to tell you we are so extremely saturated that we need a good week to 10 drying days before we go. You do the math on what our next planting date will be. And that’s if it doesn’t rain at all. And we all know we have no shot at going a week without rain. Prevented Planting may be our best option come June1st when our situation is still the same. And the trade will not even notice. Pretty disgusting!

  • 5/7/2019 Dixon County, NE: Corn 95% planted, soybeans 75%. Received first substantial rain in 6 weeks yesterday. Poorest planting conditions I have seen in 25years. We mudded in the fertilizer mid April and then fields turned to brick. Horrible sidewalk compaction and terrible seed to soil contact in many fields. I would expect to see very inconsistent stands emerging the next 7-10 days.

  • 5/7/2019 Minnehaha County, SD: If this is how markets respond, I think ‘planting or harvest progress’ are nonexistent anymore oh unless the enemy can use it to screw farmers!!!!!

  • 5/7/2019 Saunders County, NE: Rain!!! Finally. Its been nonstop planting for 3 weeks. Conditions were very dry and hard. Plenty of subsoil moisture but nothing to get the crop started. 95% corn and 75% soybeans done in the area.

  • 5/6/2019 Sauk County, WI: Not much happening here yet. One guy planted some corn Saturday and Sunday ( always has to be first) then we got a hard cold rain late Sunday. Some guys hauling manure. Fields are just wet and it is so cold. We were able to get stalks baled in the nick of time had one week of bedding left.Hope it turns around soon. When does global warming start anyway?

  • 5/6/2019 Stearns County, MN: Have missed out on most of the rain lately. Just started corn and should be done in a few days. Hopefully done with soybeans by early next week. Wish it would warm up!!!!

  • 5/6/2019 Alger County, MI: Planted oats last week (4/29) Planting barley today. No idea when corn is going in. Hard for ground to warm up when the high is low 50's. Slow spring. Turned the cattle out to 3 in grass on saturday cuz I don't want to buy anymore hay.

  • 5/5/2019 Dixon County, NE: mudded in 30 ac of beans on the 3rd probely be doing it again rain and cold very little done rain all week highs in low 50s alfalfa 75% lost sowed new with oats took 3 weeks for oats to come up

  • 5/5/2019 Rock County, WI: bad prices wet weather another profitable year in agriculture.

  • 5/4/2019 Murray County, MN: There are no crops in my area. We only need three more weeks of normal weather to go PP. Unless we have a miracle weather change and the sun shines, the daily rain stops, and the wind blows at 50, there will be nothing planted. Ethanol plants have gone positive basis to get corn out of the bins. Most of the yards and township roads wont tolerate truck traffic. Well - have a nice day!

  • 5/4/2019 Dawson County, NE: 28 degrees on past Thursday , but we are running hard here, some growers are close to 50% done . Some have not started. Maybe 30% done in this area. Beans going in as fast as corn. Corn planted Easter sunday has 3/8 inch root ,early beans have 1 inch root. Wet cool soil but this is our best window.

  • 5/3/2019 Bremer County, IA: Damp and cool now. Very small area around us that has a significant amount of corn in. We started planting on Easter in perfect conditions finished 4 days later. 4 inch ground temps were pushing 60 degrees then, cooled since. Checked corn yesterday, nice inch long root, and half inch sprout coming up. Adjusted nitrogen program to allow sooner planting and not waiting in lines for product. Have found timing most critical in out continuous corn operations. Have seen panic set in already, some mudding being done trying to catch up.

  • 5/3/2019 Saint Clair County, MI: Cloudy 45, rained last night. Fields where the water is not laying are getting a green tint of weeds. Can’t spray, too wet and muddy. 300 of the 500 acres of wheat is piss poor. Prevent planting would correct prices.

  • 5/2/2019 Clark County, WI: Worst alfalfa winterkill ever. Very little green up. We may have to Plow up all our alfalfa ground. Area farmers really need to start looking at their fields and finding seed. It will be in very short supply soon along with any cover crop seed.With the poor prices nobody knows how to pay for this. State should declare a state of emergency for the farmers

  • 5/2/2019 Huntington County, IN: Rain everyday still !! Now I just saw 6$ dollar beans a good possibility !!!!! Yep fields flooded , cant get crop in on right timing for yield potential ! Looking real easy now to go preventative plant on EVERYTHING !!!!

  • 5/2/2019 Dickey County, ND: Very little crop in the ground anywhere. looks like millions of acres of no till thanks to very little tillage done last fall. first year in 50 years of farming that I have nothing planted in April. Furnace has been running since September. Longest winter I can ever remember.

  • 5/1/2019 Seneca County, OH: USDA claims that as of 4/28 that 2% of the corn in Ohio has been planted. There is no way that this is correct and is just another example of USDA producing more "fake news" . I doubt that even 2 tenths percent of the corn in Ohio is planted. Ohio is wet and getting wetter with each passing day.

  • 5/1/2019 Marathon County, WI: Raining today, should take care of the last snow in ditches and most piles. A few guys have some corn and oats planted in lighter soils, but most farmers machines remain in the shed because they do not wanting to work the cold wet soils. High yesterday 39 degrees. Rain forecast for the rest of the week. High percentage of have fields suffered winterkill. Some farmers reporting 100% loss.

  • 5/1/2019 Cayuga County, NY: Cold, wet wet wet no wheels turning here and 2 week forecast doesn’t look very warm or dry

  • 5/1/2019 Clark County, SD: Wet 35 degree lows 50s high forecast worms are dying on side walks here in NE S.D. Sure looks like LOTS and LOTS of PP/RR (Roundup And Radish cover crop)

  • 5/1/2019 Norman County, MN: It's now May. Cold and wet here. Still snow in the trees. Everyone says, don't mud your crop in. Dahh? There comes a point in which you have to decide to mud your crop in or plant no crop at all this year!

  • 4/30/2019 Montgomery County, MO: cold wet and more rain in ECMO. perhaps 1% got planted in between rains. Old saying rain on May 1 it'll rain 20 more days in May. Always held true in the wet years. Those years last two weeks of June the rain stopped.

  • 4/30/2019 Worth County, IA: April 30, 2019 - Worth County, IA: Another wet, cold day; not much planting done around here. Markets down again. Shorts in Chicago are not concerned about our profits, just their own. Markets are telling us what to plant --- "Nothing!" What else can we expect when a bunch of "High Rollers" are selling grains they don't own. They are selling mine and your grain that's in the bin and not for sale !! Somethings needs to change!

  • 4/30/2019 Wabasha County, MN: Cold and wet here. Not even thinking of planting corn yet.I agree with Huntington County IN Everybody needs to not plant anything for a year,too late for this year but how about next year.We need the government out of farming!!They don’t need to know what I’m planting or how many bushels of anything I have!!

  • 4/29/2019 Erie County, PA: no crops in this area of the country save some of those guys on sand or gravel. However as the temps are too cool there is virtually no corn or beans being planted. Ten day says plenty of wet in the forecast. Take heart. Seed does nor rot in the bag!

  • 4/29/2019 Livingston County, IL: Very little field work done and less planted in Northern pat of county. Over a inch rain so far with 2-3 more coming. Farmed 44 years if I was 3 years older I'd quit stress and low returns taking it's toll.

  • 4/29/2019 Fulton County, IN: Like most of the corn belt we are wet. Haven't even got the planter out to prep it for 2019. Pretty tough to get excited about planting with the cold and damp conditions. Neighbor planted a field next to us (last week) most of which is on sandy soils and well ditched in the low areas. It looked good. I can recall 2011 when we didn't plant the first grain until June 3rd. Ended up being a good crop. The rest of this week looks pretty wet. But as with all things.....this too shall pass.

  • 4/29/2019 Fleming County, KY: I work as a beef nutrition consultant in the Ky., In.. and southern Oh. market for Anipro, XF. Crop planting in this area is way behind where it would normally be and farmers are struggling to try and get crops in the ground, especially on the corn side. We've got a narrowing window on beans, but most of the corn either for feed grain or silage varieties would be planted by now. Mid to late April is our usual window for corn grain and with silage corn genetics we've still got some time. We're still wet across this area and it's been a real struggle to get crops in the ground and more rains are coming this week.

  • 4/29/2019 Gage County, NE: Guys pretty much got thru the huge fiasco of getting nh3 on as we couldn't get it even tho many had it prepaid for since last August. The "farmer owned" coop wins again!! So now many are planting but conditions are as bad as they've ever been. The soil is hard as a cement highway so even tho our acres will show as planted on fsa sheet the yield potential is probably already compromised. What a joke. Slow planting progress but markets don't react. How would they react if conditions were good?? We don't matter out here and we have all the risk and hard work!

  • 4/27/2019 Minnehaha County, SD: No crops to talk about, but after this weekend if the commodities are not limit up on Monday then I know it’s fixed against us and in favor of the greedy s.o.b.s. in Chicago and Washington!!!! Will be no field work here for two weeks if we get no more moisture then pp will be a big number but that won’t hit the markets til next year but then somewhere else will produce way to much! But don’t worry about pricing it but produce more! Stupid farmers!!!

  • 4/27/2019 Dixon County, NE: worst winter kill i have ever seen some field are not to bad many are 60-100% dead. hay supply all used up. if you need it you cant find it. a little corn planted its wet and cold lows in lower 30s hate to put high priced seed in the ground and get a 1/2 a stand

  • 4/27/2019 Nobles County, MN: “Rain makes grain”. But does “Snow make grain”? We here in SW Minnesota sure hope so! Haven’t turned a wheel and no,plans to. Snowing here again this morning with another 5-6 inches of slushy wet stuff falling. And the forecast is for rain or snow to continue every third day into May. I know the trade says we can plant all the corn in the country in about 3-4 days but what if we don’t get those days until late May? That’s kind of the way it’s looking here. But of course as we saw last Fall with awful yields our numbers really do not matter to the USDA/Wass.

  • 4/27/2019 Renville County, MN: No crops planted in my area. ita 37 and raining right now.Went out in field yesterday to pick rocks had to watch where I drove'tiler saya 18 in. down still frost in the ground.Dont look good with forecast either.Read online Australia is cold also.one place in western Australia first time snow this early in season.Grand Solar minium, read about it now.

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