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#61 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 05:25 AM

Thank you for sharing the photos!
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Posted October 17, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Right now, we are waiting for the ground to dry out and parts for the semi tractor to arrive.

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 09:33 AM

Thank you for sharing the photos!

Your welcome!

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 09:33 AM

this weeks been busy with getting 4th crop hay down 5 or so acres is all that is left

Do you grow any soybeans?

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 09:31 PM

Well, we were able to harvest some corn this afternoon and evening. The ground over all was in good shape. There were a few soft spots. Feels good to get some more done!



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Posted October 18, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Do you grow any soybeans?

no we don't just corn and alfalfa 


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Posted October 18, 2014 - 08:05 PM

We harvested some more corn today. Couldn't run all day because we had some light rain this afternoon. In the field we are in, the corn is averaging 207 bushels per acre.


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Posted October 18, 2014 - 09:05 PM

What's corn going for now


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 08:25 AM

What's corn going for now


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Today at Ky elevators, $2.88 to $3.33.....prices that guarantee losses to the farmer.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Tested our corn today, and right at 16.5% moisture, so gotta get things ready for shelling.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Today at Ky elevators, $2.88 to $3.33.....prices that guarantee losses to the farmer.


Boy that don't leave a lot of wiggle room does it.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Better hope they don't pay 3.33 if you are doing 200 per acre that's a bad omen.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Tested our corn today, and right at 16.5% moisture, so gotta get things ready for shelling.

One of the loads yesterday tested at 20.1% moisture. A farmer my dad talked to at the elevator said that theirs was 25% (I think that may have been as low as theirs got). The next field we do may be drier.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 07:36 PM

What's corn going for now


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Corn at our elevator is bringing $3.19 a bushel.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 01:01 AM

Farmer math! You've gotta love what you do or the reality of farming will make you crazy. When we farmed "for real" we worked on a ten year average to make it look like there was a profit worth working that hard for. lol We turned a lot of money over, but worked for less than minimum wage after expenses were tallied. But it was the best life in the world, imo.


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