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Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying:
  • 4/21/2017 Trempealeau County, WI: I live in Western Wisconsin, this time last year things were well under way, this year hardly a wheel turned. I have been watching the weather nation wide and see quite a bit of rain, some in large amounts in key growing areas, yes the experts tell everyone we can make up planting time with the equipment we have available this era. Well I am 61 and I don"t care how much area you can cover, they think if the sun shines we can plant, well it takes time for good soil to dry for proper planting conditions unless you like mudding it in. This year seems to be throwing a little bit of a curve ball, rains are showing up when not expected and again delaying planting in prime areas. It"s easy for them to say so much is planted, but not prime areas and not top yield ares. all these delays bring us back to trend line yields or possibly less.

  • 4/21/2017 Sauk County, WI: Another year another Wisconsin “ monsoon” season. Rains most every day. This past week over 4 inches. Ground is saturated. More rain in the forecast after the weekend. We may get a day of sunshine this weekend, that will be different. Looks like a long wet frustrating spring again.

  • 4/20/2017 Henry County, OH: One week a go we had water laying everywhere. Planters running today a week later. I must have missed something in the past week. My planter is staying in the shop where it belongs.

  • 4/20/2017 Mcleod County, MN: No one has turned a wheel in this area. Raining every other day.

  • 4/20/2017 Jackson County, WI: Another round of heavy rains . ponding even in tiled fields. Some tillage and spreading was possible over weekend.

  • 4/20/2017 Steele County, MN: last year done planting corn 19th of april this year have not turned a wheel yet

  • 4/20/2017 Meeker County, MN: After one of the wettest falls in recent memory the wet weather has picked up right where it left off. Since April 10 we've had over 3 inches of rain with more in the forecast next week. Last year we were done by April 20. Looks like no planting until the !st week in may.

  • 4/17/2017 Clark County, AR: Corn planting in Northeast Arkansas is pretty well complete wit many acres up to a stand. Lots of non GMO varieties here. Seed prices for GMO seed are way too high for the current commodity prices!

  • 4/17/2017 Marion County, OH: Has been dry and we are no till so started planting corn on the 14th and finished the 15th. I have not seen anyone spraying or tilling, kind of weird. They must all be getting back from Florida still.

  • 4/10/2017 Jackson County, IA: Finally seen the Sun yesterday for the first time in a while. Maybe some limited activity Sunday. Almost 2 inches of rain and constant cloudy weather for the last week and a half.

  • 4/9/2017 Clinton County, IL: Ground is drying out good with mid 70's and high winds. There as been some corn planted on the 8th and 9th on the high ground. I suspect alot more Will get planted this week if the rain holds off.

  • 4/4/2017 Mclennan County, TX: Victoria laughs as the wheat tickles her. One of the better wheat crops in central Texas and looks pretty good. Having to spray for rust.

  • 4/3/2017 Dallas County, IA: Jackson County IA farmer selling has slowed with the poor prices? How low do the prices have to get before they pick back up again? I'd hold out for the bottom, no matter how long it takes.

  • 3/29/2017 Dallas County, IA: There's a mountain of corn to chew through before the 2017 harvest. Makes me wonder if the last 3 years of record corn crops were under estimated? Maybe usage was over estimated? Carry out bushels aren't like a checking account. If there's a mistake in a checking account it's rectified when the account is balanced. To my knowledge, the surplus bushels aren't ever balanced and the mistake remains in the next year's numbers. If the last 3 years were 5% short of actual production......we've got a problem. The guy from Jackson County says farmer selling is slowed with the poor prices. Are they waiting for it to drop another 50 cents and then sell? Seems to me people would someday open their eyes and quit listening to the USDA numbers. Back in the 4B carryover years of Pick and Roll we didn't have the stock piles like there are now. Tell me I'm wrong.

  • 3/29/2017 Dallas County, IA: Slowed farmer selling in Jackson County IA due to poor prices? Will the sales pick-up the pace when the prices get a whole bunch lower? They used to say, "the cure for low prices is low prices". It appears the new saying should be, "the cure for low prices is we's gots to has more bushels to sell". Very few corn piles cleaned up, elevators are still nearly full, and lots of corn on the farm. We could be in trouble.

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