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Successful farming news article. What a joke

Nov 06, 2019 at 06:46 AM CST
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I'm sorry to throw a farming topic on a trucking forum, so dont read it if you don't like it.

Just read the successful farming article about a record corn crop and stellar price. What a bunch of fake news. Fake stinking news. Sure, there are pockets of high yields, but it's far from a good yield in most places. How can their be a record yield, with a record number of unplanted acres in MOST corn belt states. Take a drive from grand forks to des moines. Take a look.

Crop insurance companies in iowa have told me the yields are crap for corn and beans. Are peanut seeing high yields on the combine monitor and forgetting to include unplanted acres in their overall yield?? And wheres this average of 3.80 price??????? I dont know ANYBODY in SD, ND, MN, IA pulling an average of 3.80. Maybe 3.50 if they were smart, then take off another 30 cents for drying this year. Record yield?? No way. Record bankruptcy and farmer suicide rates again, yes.

Successful farming is no different than CNN in my opinion. Sorry to vent, but just heard about another farmer suicide in ND.

Be safe
Replied on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 08:41 AM CST
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As far as yield we are actually having a pretty good year,but that only means we have a lot of cheap grain.These stories of record yields are propagated by the big players,IE:The ADM'S,and other companies to hold grain prices down,its supply and demand as long as they can create the illusion that there is a large supply they can sell the low prices to the sheep and they have no choice to take it,or make nothing.Instead of trying to beat farmer John in acres planted,cut back production and take it in the shorts one year,put the traders on their heels drive the price up and make the lost money back the next year.I figure we will continually take it in the shorts until we all stand together,and fix things ourselves.The dairy farmers in Pennsylvania had it right years ago dairy prices tanked so they dumped their milk versus selling it a deflated prices.
Replied on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 10:12 AM CST
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My yields for corn are good so far as well. But my highest yielding stuff is the driest because it matured sooner. The poorest corn is still too wet, and isn't going to dry out
Replied on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 02:43 PM CST
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It seems you can always find someone to tell you what you want to hear, CNN will say impeachment guaranteed, Fox News will say the opposite, agriculture news works the same way. Personally I think it’s all propaganda, the context of the article depends on who sponsored it, just like satellite radio, every commercial is from a meggfleet, so they kiss the sponsors ass, and talk about how great ELD’s are. We keep hearing how Great Wall Street is doing, yet in these so called good times farmers and truckers are going broke? And the fed continues to cut interest rates? This math doesn’t add up.
Replied on Thu, Nov 07, 2019 at 09:46 AM CST
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Dale remember all of those Rosie articles about industrial hemp? Some sleazy folks assured all the farmers they couldn’t loose, had nothing to fear from the government? Then after everyone invested sweat and money, truckers start getting arrested? And now third party testing is not allowed, the stuff has to be sent to a DEA approved lab, two weeks prior to harvest? And If it’s above 0.3%, the entire crop is to be destroyed? The farm bill was nothing more than a Trojan horse, to revamp banking regulations so that the Wall Street boys could have big pharma patent the genetics, and set up a monopoly on hemp. How many politicians and stock brokers invested in this, knowing the plan from the start?
Replied on Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 12:42 PM CST
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Luckily you can subsidize your lack of farming profit with the record profits you can make trucking!
Replied on Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 07:00 AM CST
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Trusting ANY media source is a huge mistake. Do yourself a favor and rid your life of it before it's too late. I haven't owned a TV in over a decade. When I'm subjected to it I feel like garlic to a vampire. The agenda is so obvious it's not even funny.

Replied on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 09:01 PM CST
Thank you for both of your opinions, i feel as you both do, and as well , I thought that, that successful farming article was out there.., i really enjoyed that magazine years ago, there's a reason it is free now, and they just send it wether you pay for it or not..i feel like some organizations know who to target..but i think they forget, people who work, manage & try to survive in today's world , don't pay attention to all their Baloney.!