August Crop Comments 2017
Aug 11, 2017
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Here’s a sampling of what some folks are saying:
- 8/11/2017 Oliver County, ND: Biggest BS report USDA has ever released. Sick and tired of a gov. agency screwing the American farmer over time and time again. Once again they proved they are in existence to ensure a CHEAP food supply. Time to save tax payer money and scrap the whole damn agency. Let free market work with no BS reports and we would all be money ahead. Prices would go up dramatically without fake news shoved down the traders throats. There, now I feel better!
- 8/11/2017 Dallas County, IA: Where are these yield estimates coming from? Over 50% of the planted acres in the entire country have had issues of some sort, Too much rain, mudded in plantings, flooded out acres, heat at polination and here in Iowa, one of the leading producers in the country? Well – as of 8/8, 72% of this state is rated as extremely dry. 40% is in drought of which 15% is extreme drought. Local tv broadcast showed an 1 1/2 inch wide crack in the ground with only 4 inches of a yard stick protruding! No rain chances forecast for the next week and even then, a one inch rain will do nothing, nothing! One inch of rain will not even wet the top inch of soil, it will evaporate long before it finds a singe plant root. Why do the markets believe the USDA reports? Is it a way to own cheap bushels, knowing that prices will go up when reality hits home? There has to be a better way!
- 8/10/2017 Minnehaha County, SD: Thanks again usda, more lies!
- 8/10/2017 Minnehaha County, SD: I suppose pro farmer tour will be a real fact finding mission this year! Ha
- 8/10/2017 Knox County, IL: USDA to end-users: What numbers would you like us to report? End-users to USDA: Do you even have to ask? What are we paying you for?
- 8/9/2017 Gage County, NE: All estimates are variable within even a few miles of each other. Odell area 40-120 bottoms better. Ten miles east 120-150 upland. 30-70 miles east southeast (Seneca,ks.) 50 to 0 and chopping. 20 miles north hurting, 50-80. West 20 miles 15-50 chopping. 60 miles north (Lincoln) beautiful 150-200. Normal yields in this area are 140-160, so average yields are…