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Flooding Continues.

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The Great Lakes are swelling up with all the rain. Lake Erie and Ontario are set to break records this year, and flood warnings have been issued all along the western Lake Ontario shore.

...and I'm thinking of turning my back yard into a rice paddy.
 

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We are planting here, just home to grab a few buds, a sammich, and some beer. We have planted about 500 acres of milo today, about 2500 acres to go. Rain on thursday night, we will run the tractor around the clock., my cousin is supposed to relieve me around midnight or so, and bring more fuel and def. Got to love the tracked cat challenger and 32 row planter, fucking right fellers.........

My uncle went yesterday and bought seed corn, to do 1200 acres, that shit is 400 frn a bag, and it aint a 50 lb bag, its x number of seeds, fucking expensive. We normally dont do corn, but weve got enough moisture in the ground to do a dryland crop. We might just chop it and put it in the pit for cow feed, well see how it goes. We will be planting sorghum feed later, but can fall back on the corn if need be.

Wheat still looking good!

I hope it quits raining for you boys, all the shit I been seeing on the laptop in the tractor (yes we got one mounted on the console, so we can watch porn and surf the web, autosteer is king), looks grim for farmers out east. I suppose they can plant soybeans, but whos gonna buy em. Maybe we can feed it to the niggers.
 

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guys, one thing that is striking me as odd is the difference in the hydrology cycle here this year

by this I refer to the following, and am having trouble resolving it, the why that is

after the spring snow melt, the rivers and lakes did not swell much, and we had a lot of snow melt
sure it was prime melting, as nights stayed cold enough so it wasn't a massive surge,

but even then, there is always some type of noticeable rise from snow melt

after that came and went and we started to get the spring rains, in each instance, the rivers and lakes would swell considerably, almost as a snow melt would

yet, the discharge and return to normal was very fast, within a day or 2, not more than 3

this to me means they are storing nothing and sending it all thru the turbines in the dams then on its way to the guys south who certainly don't need anymore right now

so then it becomes a why question? Is it due to energy demand as dam energy is going to be very efficient compared to many other forms?
I mentioned this to BB, and he stated there is a possibility of economic stimulus associated with the mgt of the river and lake levels.

In effect stating, controlled demolition of existing, in order to facillitate a reconstruction and thus stimulation to a economy

I don't know the reason, I just have noticed the difference in what is going on is all
 

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that would be why grains are rocketing up the charts in price or values

one thing I will say though, is if a farmer, would be selling the shit out of the rally
as it doesn't factor the seasonal shift,

even late plant, they should still be able to get their crops,
the growing days should be there, just shifted

that is my story on it anyway,

most farmers aren't buying it and are in quasi panic state

as the guys are speaking to, no planting weather, no duration to the sunshine, too many rain interrupts making the playing field inaccessible
 

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this to me means they are storing nothing and sending it all thru the turbines in the dams then on its way to the guys south who certainly don't need anymore right now
How full are the Reservoirs? There comes a point they gotta let out as much as what comes in.
 

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We are planting here, just home to grab a few buds, a sammich, and some beer. We have planted about 500 acres of milo today, about 2500 acres to go. Rain on thursday night, we will run the tractor around the clock., my cousin is supposed to relieve me around midnight or so, and bring more fuel and def. Got to love the tracked cat challenger and 32 row planter, fucking right fellers.........

My uncle went yesterday and bought seed corn, to do 1200 acres, that shit is 400 frn a bag, and it aint a 50 lb bag, its x number of seeds, fucking expensive. We normally dont do corn, but weve got enough moisture in the ground to do a dryland crop. We might just chop it and put it in the pit for cow feed, well see how it goes. We will be planting sorghum feed later, but can fall back on the corn if need be.

Wheat still looking good!

I hope it quits raining for you boys, all the shit I been seeing on the laptop in the tractor (yes we got one mounted on the console, so we can watch porn and surf the web, autosteer is king), looks grim for farmers out east. I suppose they can plant soybeans, but whos gonna buy em. Maybe we can feed it to the niggers.
get-er-done......the BIL pulled a couple of all nighters just before this rain cycle and got about half the corn in .........we chop and feed all of ours.......havent been able to get into alfalfa fields yet to make haylage so there will be a lost cutting at least .......and specialty dry hay LOL (which i make on small river bottom fields no friggin chance at all but its a tax write off hobby for me)...........hell i dont think we could get that planter down the road here we have rolling hills and patchwork fields usually 40-120acre fields...autosteer no...gps yes...i think he is putting in 4-500 acres of corn though
 
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Add another 2 inches to my total...in an enormous deluge as we speak
we have been getting it a a average of 1/2 inch a day for this whole month....and had a few close calls on tornados......highest rainfall rate so far was at the rate of 6" a hour for 15-20 min
 

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JK,

fair question but doesn't affect the area I speak of,
the lakes are reservoirs are the storage system
they use the dams to hold or discharge from the lakes

it is far different than what you see in many other states

ttazz

Sure seems to be a common theme this spring for many of our guys trying to get in
along with the early start to tornado season
 

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Well the one thing about living in a drought is most of our farmers are done seeding. They is begging for water though.
 

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Anyone see the grain prices today?
Corn & Wheat up over $13
Beans up over $11
Feeder cattle down.....
 

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Just chatted with a local in these parts.

He says the flooding has been good for the cattle market.

He's 28? Started with 6 cows when he was 14 with his brother (who is now a veterinarian).

Told me they now have 1000 cows and 60 bulls. They breed them and cull as needed.

No steers. Grass fed and supplemented when snow covers the ground.

Pretty interesting conversation with him. I know next to nothing about cattle - "steaks are good eatin" is about it.
 

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Well, we got our milo in the ground, it matters you know, we run our cows on those stalks thru the winter.

It is still wet, and more rain on the way. We have 2 rotary hoes hooked up to little tractors (4020's no cab fuck all) to bust crust if we need to, milo seedlings are particular little fuckers you know.

My cousin got some nice pink cocaine in Guymon okla last weekend, if it werent for the marching dust wed still be planting. It worked out nicely except I cant swallow food now, and I need a nap. He showed me how to smoke it, that was a mistake. I think im crackhead now, like richard pryor.

I plan to take a few days off, and drag my camper and boat over to John martin reservior, to go catch some crappie, and trotline for cats.

We will plant my uncles 'hail mary' corn end of next week, when we dry out from the next spell of rain.

My 'other' granddad who lives in town, came out yesterday for dinner, he thinks we are a bunch of fuckheads. He doesnt see the logic in farming. I gave him check to pay his health insurance premiums for the year, before he left, go figure.

Life is a fucked up deal, I sure am tired.
 

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I remember all the nasty remarks about New Orleans and coastal Louisiana got over Katrina. Why would people live in a flood plain ? Then when Sandy hit the east coast other than a LOT of crying, no comments about people living on coastal waters or flood plains. Just sayin'.
Maybe a residual north south thing.
 

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Rain's coming again. I won't be planting any corn this year. I'm going to try to scatter buckwheat if I can keep the tractor unstuck. I might be able to plow it down later in the year. It's a good thing I'm a gentleman farmer. If I actually had to make money, I'd be screwed. Most local farmers are planting corn or beans when they can so they can collect on crop insurance. Just so you know, I'm in The Black Swamp area of NW Ohio.
 

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Bump and I'm curious as to the crop and harvest conditions nationwide.

Locally, I'd estimate that ~30% of fields never got planted at all, those fields being located in relatively low, flat areas that never dried out due to heavy and consistent rain all spring and summer. Of the rest that did get planted, the soy looks ok to the untrained eye, and the corn is a mixed bag. 90-day corn looks ok in some fields, but waist-high and completely pathetic in others that will not produce a crop other than perhaps silage. The wet weather continues, so even if there is a viable crop, farmers may or may not be able to harvest it. Very tough year for cash crop farmers around here. Good luck out there folks.
 

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dont know the totals.....did a lot of traveling through corn country this year though....in august the upper missouri river areas still had flooded fields...up in the 4state area..mo/ks/iowa/neb.......outside the direct river basin crops looked good all the way to the upper NW us....our area corn and beans did good but were not a big produceing area most goes for local feed ......
 

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Guy at work said 70 bushels an acre with his beans........ the ones he did get planted. Corn will be OK but again what he got planted........ lots of acres unplanted!
 

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MN had an ok year. What did get planted around me did fine but the early frost lowered yields by quite a bit. The neighbor said his bean yield was down 25% this year and he had a 'good looking' field. Just remember that whole 'quart of wheat for a days wages,' it doesn't happen overnight.