Does the Market Care About Wet Conditions?

April 7, 2017 01:42 PM

Spring planting is right around the corner, and farmers in the Midwest have plenty of soil moisture—maybe too much.

From Iowa to Ohio, top soil moisture levels are all near 90 percent ‘adequate or surplus.’ Nebraska is the outlier with only 75 percent of abundant moisture.

The Pro Farmer team takes a look at if the markets care about the wet conditions on AgDay above.

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Spell Check

Mark C. Daggy
Humboldt, IA
4/10/2017 02:40 PM

  None of the conditions should matter. The only thing that should matter is....are the grain buyers paying enough so a nice profit can be made farming a grain only farm. If a nice profit cannot be locked in....don't plant it and/or don't raise it. With the huge jump in food prices in the supermarkets the last few years, grain prices should be double.


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