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Current Farm Report 7-7-12: the doom marches on

 
Anne O'Mally  (OP)

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Weather manipulation anyone? Monsanto just so happens to be unveiling a new "drought resistant" corn seed.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.

The new corn is being introduced as much of the U.S. remains abnormally dry and areas in the South and Southwest still face severe drought. Monsanto says the corn won't be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains, where production without irrigation can be half as much as the national average.

The St. Louis-based company plans on-farm trials from South Dakota to Texas to quantify how well the corn works before releasing it commercially next year. Farmers in areas like western Kansas, which gets about half of the annual rainfall enjoyed by the eastern half of the state, are eager for the results.

"We're not in a very wet country here," said Harvey Heier, who has a farm near Grainfield, Kan. "It would be a big plus ... if it works."

Read the rest Here:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.ca]
 Quoting: UseLess RepEATER

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A much needed thread with much needed advice. I just hope that the right people get the news. I also worry about the ones that believe they are entitled, as another poster posits. Coming north one should remember that there are some good people here that have learned to endure hardship over the course of lifetimes of tough weather. That tough weather has now gotten hot instead of cold, but it is still tough. We also have some of the least fertile land in the country, rocks and things getting in the way and all, so mostly we have trees. I planted some chestnut trees a couple of years ago while looking to the future and the seeming single-minded approach to farming such few species when nature supplied such diversity, I believe, for a reason.

I also just hate that there are so few small farms. Big business has destroyed the whole ethos of working together as a community that used to be the backbone of America. And they did it with Monsanto and the like....don't get me started!!!

People will need to believe in themselves to even come close to setting things to the right. There used to be value in camaraderie that couldn't be broken by storms and bad seasons. There used to be a sense that helping your neighbors was a virtue. Those "entitled" ones that now live in the cities need an attitude adjustment, and I believe nature is supplying just that.

I think we need to look at the past, the far past, to see what worked in the natural world that preceded immigration from Europe. There's still some seeds out there that could grow, even in today's weather.

Best to you, Anne. Chin up, we'll weather this thing yet.
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Weather manipulation anyone? Monsanto just so happens to be unveiling a new "drought resistant" corn seed.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.

The new corn is being introduced as much of the U.S. remains abnormally dry and areas in the South and Southwest still face severe drought. Monsanto says the corn won't be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains, where production without irrigation can be half as much as the national average.

The St. Louis-based company plans on-farm trials from South Dakota to Texas to quantify how well the corn works before releasing it commercially next year. Farmers in areas like western Kansas, which gets about half of the annual rainfall enjoyed by the eastern half of the state, are eager for the results.

"We're not in a very wet country here," said Harvey Heier, who has a farm near Grainfield, Kan. "It would be a big plus ... if it works."

Read the rest Here:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.ca]
 Quoting: UseLess RepEATER

 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


So, trust Monsanto, huh? Gee, they've been so caring in the past. Bah, humbug!
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Great post Anne!

Keep up the good work!
 Quoting: MamaHasAwakened


oooo.


why do i get the feeling that is quite a compliment from you?

just had a dream flash too. :)

hf
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hope this helps people understand what is REALLY coming down the pipes.

forget the new madrid, stop watching the canaries...ufo's are not saving your food supply. :)
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bump
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Weather manipulation anyone? Monsanto just so happens to be unveiling a new "drought resistant" corn seed.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.

The new corn is being introduced as much of the U.S. remains abnormally dry and areas in the South and Southwest still face severe drought. Monsanto says the corn won't be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains, where production without irrigation can be half as much as the national average.

The St. Louis-based company plans on-farm trials from South Dakota to Texas to quantify how well the corn works before releasing it commercially next year. Farmers in areas like western Kansas, which gets about half of the annual rainfall enjoyed by the eastern half of the state, are eager for the results.

"We're not in a very wet country here," said Harvey Heier, who has a farm near Grainfield, Kan. "It would be a big plus ... if it works."

Read the rest Here:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.ca]
 Quoting: UseLess RepEATER

 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


So, trust Monsanto, huh? Gee, butthey've been so caring in the past. Bah, humbug!
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


this is actually a very minor part of the crop failure report...i mean the farm report.

do not huff post me. i will not even click on a huff post link. sorry.

but we are all watching the new GMO crops, and thank you for updating!
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[link to www.agweb.com]

see the video. you can run it in the background while you are doing other things.

"especially if we're going to go out for several years."

"high price by july 21 in both wheat and corn." BUY YOUR BULK GOODS NOW!!!!

"weather weather and weather."

"CHINA"


July Crop Comments:

[link to www.agweb.com]

7/4 - Montgomery County, Mo.: Corn is cooked/zero.

7/6 - Greeley County, Neb.: Dryland crops are gone. Was hoping for some rain so they would make silage. But haven't gotten any. We have only had 0.41" since June 1 and 2.25" since May 1. Pastures are gone and have had to start feeding cows. The first two cuttings of hay were less than 20% of normal and it doesn't look like there will be a third. Trying to decide if I should sell the cows or spend $40,000 on hay.

7/6 - Summer County, Tenn.: Hot and dry. Corn crop was already in bad shape before last week, but the triple-digit temperatures really have finished it off for good. Everything is burnt up.

7/4 - Southwest Nebraska: Dry is an understatement around here...it's just plain miserable. We have only had 5" since Jan. 1, nothing over 60 hundreds in one shot. It's been anywhere from 95°-114° every day for the past three weeks, with dry south winds. Most of the dryland corn is burned up and not tall enough to make silage. Irrigation wells are struggling to keep up, some guys are abandoning irrigated fields to save others. Even the milo doesn't look like it's gonna make it. Surprisingly the dryland beans are still optimistic about a rain, they are holding on but not growing. The cow situation is dire. The pastures never greened up this year and our hay crops are only a third to nothing of normal. Massive culling will expand soon. The wheat crop was fair if it was on fallow ground, otherwise it was a federal crop claim. This is the first year in a long time that we are not harvesting wheat during the Fourth of July, the only problem is all the festivities are canceled because of the high fire danger.

on and on and on.

map of heat records broken in june 2012:

:june2012heat:
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


Thanks for this thread, God bless you OP. The subject
came up on a late night talk radio program yesterday, Red Night Radio. The corn is 4 feet tall and should be several feet taller right now!
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Weather manipulation anyone? Monsanto just so happens to be unveiling a new "drought resistant" corn seed.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.

The new corn is being introduced as much of the U.S. remains abnormally dry and areas in the South and Southwest still face severe drought. Monsanto says the corn won't be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains, where production without irrigation can be half as much as the national average.

The St. Louis-based company plans on-farm trials from South Dakota to Texas to quantify how well the corn works before releasing it commercially next year. Farmers in areas like western Kansas, which gets about half of the annual rainfall enjoyed by the eastern half of the state, are eager for the results.

"We're not in a very wet country here," said Harvey Heier, who has a farm near Grainfield, Kan. "It would be a big plus ... if it works."

Read the rest Here:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.ca]
 Quoting: UseLess RepEATER

 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


So, trust Monsanto, huh? Gee, butthey've been so caring in the past. Bah, humbug!
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


this is actually a very minor part of the crop failure report...i mean the farm report.

do not huff post me. i will not even click on a huff post link. sorry.

but we are all watching the new GMO crops, and thank you for updating!
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


Sorry, I must have mistaken you for someone who cared.
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Weather manipulation anyone? Monsanto just so happens to be unveiling a new "drought resistant" corn seed.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.

The new corn is being introduced as much of the U.S. remains abnormally dry and areas in the South and Southwest still face severe drought. Monsanto says the corn won't be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains, where production without irrigation can be half as much as the national average.

The St. Louis-based company plans on-farm trials from South Dakota to Texas to quantify how well the corn works before releasing it commercially next year. Farmers in areas like western Kansas, which gets about half of the annual rainfall enjoyed by the eastern half of the state, are eager for the results.

"We're not in a very wet country here," said Harvey Heier, who has a farm near Grainfield, Kan. "It would be a big plus ... if it works."

Read the rest Here:

[link to www.huffingtonpost.ca]
 Quoting: UseLess RepEATER

 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


So, trust Monsanto, huh? Gee, butthey've been so caring in the past. Bah, humbug!
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


this is actually a very minor part of the crop failure report...i mean the farm report.

do not huff post me. i will not even click on a huff post link. sorry.

but we are all watching the new GMO crops, and thank you for updating!
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


Ok, then will Natural News do?


USDA green-lights field trials of Monsanto drought-resistant corn after admitting it performs no better than natural corn


Learn more: [link to www.naturalnews.com]
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You have to understand the basics of corruption before you can make value judgements about the global economy and what's really happening:


[link to www.youtube.com]

You don't need to view the entire 2 hrs of the film to understand how very wrong it all is. Watch a few minutes to get the summary. No single individual is going to change any of this.

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Sorry, I must have mistaken you for someone who cared.
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


crying

really?

REALLY?
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Sorry, I must have mistaken you for someone who cared.
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:crying:

really?

REALLY?
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


Really
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Sorry, I must have mistaken you for someone who cared.
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crying

really?

REALLY?
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Really
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


oh this did NOT just turn into a pissing match. bring it on.
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I feel bad for those who live in cities as i had lived in some rather large ones. And I know there will be many very good people that will suffer from food doom. I wish every person could live on 2 acres in the country. Life would be more pleasant for all. I cant say what works for all but i am blessed to have 2 acres and good ground. What has worked for me wont work for all but i like to share what I know.

I plant my corn and pumpkins and cabbage and black beens in the same plot . 10x15 foot plot. I work in straw from the chicken pen and mix that with rabbit turds from winter. once it all starts growing i surround each plant with straw from the chickens coop again. By this time the veggies are stronger than the weeds. i have LOTS of weeds. But my veggies are all growing like there on steroids and they are all heirloom.Not sure why the big fuss about weeding..never seem to hurt my crops for the last 16 years. Spread my corn stalks and you will see daisies and other wildflowers growing with my beens and pumpkins and corn etc..

peas-cucumbers-cherry tomatoes-sweet peppers-jalapeno peppers-lettuce-radishes-squash-onions-carrots are all growing in some type of container with a mixture of rabbit turds, chicken coop straw and topsoil mixed together. Get creative with vining vegetables so they can climb up.

For meat I have 3 pretty does and one lucky buck that likes to f---. Lots of meat and fertilizer. We have 8 laying hens with 1 duck that lays also. 2 roosters and 9 young hens. We get 6-9 eggs every day.The duck is the most reliable layer and the biggest egg. And NO duck eggs dont taste different unless you feed them different from chickens and mine all free range.

2 pygmy nubian goats that we milk for the moment. And belive me that when your milking 2 goats it becomes your drink of choice.Because there is so much.

But even I rely on others feed for the goats rabbits and chickens in the winter.

Planting your veggies in pots is the best way for small families.

Have fun people.
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Sorry, I must have mistaken you for someone who cared.
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


crying

really?

REALLY?
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


Really
 Quoting: wabishkaeyabe 19311832


goaway gtfo.

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I feel bad for those who live in cities as i had lived in some rather large ones. And I know there will be many very good people that will suffer from food doom. I wish every person could live on 2 acres in the country. Life would be more pleasant for all. I cant say what works for all but i am blessed to have 2 acres and good ground. What has worked for me wont work for all but i like to share what I know.

I plant my corn and pumpkins and cabbage and black beens in the same plot . 10x15 foot plot. I work in straw from the chicken pen and mix that with rabbit turds from winter. once it all starts growing i surround each plant with straw from the chickens coop again. By this time the veggies are stronger than the weeds. i have LOTS of weeds. But my veggies are all growing like there on steroids and they are all heirloom.Not sure why the big fuss about weeding..never seem to hurt my crops for the last 16 years. Spread my corn stalks and you will see daisies and other wildflowers growing with my beens and pumpkins and corn etc..

peas-cucumbers-cherry tomatoes-sweet peppers-jalapeno peppers-lettuce-radishes-squash-onions-carrots are all growing in some type of container with a mixture of rabbit turds, chicken coop straw and topsoil mixed together. Get creative with vining vegetables so they can climb up.

For meat I have 3 pretty does and one lucky buck that likes to f---. Lots of meat and fertilizer. We have 8 laying hens with 1 duck that lays also. 2 roosters and 9 young hens. We get 6-9 eggs every day.The duck is the most reliable layer and the biggest egg. And NO duck eggs dont taste different unless you feed them different from chickens and mine all free range.

2 pygmy nubian goats that we milk for the moment. And belive me that when your milking 2 goats it becomes your drink of choice.Because there is so much.

But even I rely on others feed for the goats rabbits and chickens in the winter.

Planting your veggies in pots is the best way for small families.

Have fun people.
 Quoting: farmer general 19335140


i put this comment in the original post. very good words and advice, thank you!
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Monsanto is the most unholy organization ever created. It's put under more farmers than any famine, and im not sure how they became a defensible item here: are there bath salts being passed around this thread? im not kidding
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Monsanto is the most unholy organization ever created. It's put under more farmers than any famine, and im not sure how they became a defensible item here: are there bath salts being passed around this thread? im not kidding
 Quoting: The Lion


definitely not defending GMO here...but it is a reality in the farming community and being able to understand the issues from both sides is important. PLEASE share info on it!
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Looking at the laws our gov has passed and what they're buying, tells me they're getting ready for a collapse. Last year they spent something like a billion dollars on freezdried food. It's ok for them to hoard food but not us.

I do know that 'farm price supports' will be cut in January. It's part of the $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts.

The signs of collapse are everywhere, yet few see them......
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Great post Anne!

Keep up the good work!
 Quoting: MamaHasAwakened


oooo.


why do i get the feeling that is quite a compliment from you?

just had a dream flash too. :)

hf
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Hope it was good dream flash!

hf
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Just an fyi, don't forget and leave it on, the report keeps going and it is the most depressing doomiest thing I've ever heard in my life, seriously.
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Just an fyi, don't forget and leave it on, the report keeps going and it is the most depressing doomiest thing I've ever heard in my life, seriously.
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thanks for actually listening to it...yep it's about an hour then it rolls into the next hour segment. IT IS VERY SCARY.
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the farm report trips me out because it'll be all these feel-good neighbourly ads and advice, then it's just BAM, 'here's some casual doom for you and wow yeah it's that bad.'

i mean basically they are saying,

'it is worse than we ever imagined and we're totally effed.'

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Monsanto is the most unholy organization ever created. It's put under more farmers than any famine, and im not sure how they became a defensible item here: are there bath salts being passed around this thread? im not kidding
 Quoting: The Lion


Thank you to The Lion for this.

Anne, I'm not here to cause trouble, just to hopefully wake people up to the state of affairs in agriculture and earth health in general. The list of indiscretions committed by Monsanto is so large that I figured anyone that cared about farming would have the common sense to see it. Look up these things by yourself and you will find huge problems that either lead back to Monsanto or originate there. I'm not doing your homework for you, its in the news regularily, just open your eyes.

As I stated before, the poblems go much deeper than Monsanto, they just exaserbated the foolishness of farming for the fast buck. Look back at my earlier post on small farms and you may realize that the common people are the ones that need to have their problems solved, something they used to be able to do for themselves. They were a hard working lot that helped each other out until the banks came and took their farms. Farming is more of a natural event than an economic one, and has deserved more appreciation and attention than anyone wanted to give. The urbanites all had more important things to do than concern themselves with how food got to the table. Nowadays machines do the work that many hands used to do. More people were involved, therefore, more people appreciated the problems and hardships of farming.

We are now faced with a dilemma of global proportions that no one seems to be able to deal with. I wish us all well, but I foresee problems that will eventually be the end of many who are unwilling to face the reality of nature. Science does not hold all the answers, though it has a place as a source of contribution. People in general are the only way to salvage what can be salvaged. And those people will deserve appreciation, and probably not get it.
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Looking at the laws our gov has passed and what they're buying, tells me they're getting ready for a collapse. Last year they spent something like a billion dollars on freezdried food. It's ok for them to hoard food but not us.

I do know that 'farm price supports' will be cut in January. It's part of the $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts.

The signs of collapse are everywhere, yet few see them......
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2926765


Read the book Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. It makes a lot of sense. Why do we grow food so that it can be stored safely away and has to be purchased back by the people that grew it for twice the price, and by then its been tampered with to the point its now unhealthy?
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Monsanto is the most unholy organization ever created. It's put under more farmers than any famine, and im not sure how they became a defensible item here: are there bath salts being passed around this thread? im not kidding
 Quoting: The Lion


Thank you to The Lion for this.

Anne, I'm not here to cause trouble, just to hopefully wake people up to the state of affairs in agriculture and earth health in general. The list of indiscretions committed by Monsanto is so large that I figured anyone that cared about farming would have the common sense to see it. Look up these things by yourself and you will find huge problems that either lead back to Monsanto or originate there. I'm not doing your homework for you, its in the news regularily, just open your eyes.

As I stated before, the poblems go much deeper than Monsanto, they just exaserbated the foolishness of farming for the fast buck. Look back at my earlier post on small farms and you may realize that the common people are the ones that need to have their problems solved, something they used to be able to do for themselves. They were a hard working lot that helped each other out until the banks came and took their farms. Farming is more of a natural event than an economic one, and has deserved more appreciation and attention than anyone wanted to give. The urbanites all had more important things to do than concern themselves with how food got to the table. Nowadays machines do the work that many hands used to do. More people were involved, therefore, more people appreciated the problems and hardships of farming.

We are now faced with a dilemma of global proportions that no one seems to be able to deal with. I wish us all well, but I foresee problems that will eventually be the end of many who are unwilling to face the reality of nature. Science does not hold all the answers, though it has a place as a source of contribution. People in general are the only way to salvage what can be salvaged. And those people will deserve appreciation, and probably not get it.
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i hear you loud and clear. i have been doing the homework for decades. i know well what the problems with GMO are. :)

what i am doing here is presenting a MAINSTREAM perspective on the current state of affairs in our farming industry. when i first tuned into this farm report i was amazed by how cataclysmic it sounded. yes, they discuss GMO...the first report more so than this one. i like to know the issues from both sides.

i also appreciate thoughts and sharing info. perhaps i'll do another thread specifically on GMO, farm crisis, and true impacts.
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Holy Moley! I went past the grain elevator today where they have a sign out front with current prices of grains. Soy beans are over 15.00 a bushel!! Usually keep track of prices but was in a hurry and forgot to look, but that jumped out at me. Didn't see the end digits because the shock of seeing that, made me want to also see the corn and wheat prices.

I've NEVER seen soy at that price and thinking it must have been and I just don't remember, I googled. It's an all time high.

Some of you might say it doesn't matter, you don't eat soy anyway. Soy is used in many things.

It's used in tofu, oil, milk, baby formula, meat extenders, and animal food to name a few.

It's used in most factory farms to raise hogs, chickens, and turkeys. Even cows, though it isn't natural for them, are fed soy products.

The implications are far beyond the price of a bushel of soy.

Wheat and corn were both over 7.00 and pushing 8.00.

The implications of them rising are higher even than soy. Yeppers. If you feed an animal food containing soy, corn, or wheat, better hustle out and
get some. Going to go a whole lot higher.
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07/09/2012 09:33 PM
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Re: Current Farm Report 7-7-12: the doom marches on
Holy Moley! I went past the grain elevator today where they have a sign out front with current prices of grains. Soy beans are over 15.00 a bushel!! Usually keep track of prices but was in a hurry and forgot to look, but that jumped out at me. Didn't see the end digits because the shock of seeing that, made me want to also see the corn and wheat prices.

I've NEVER seen soy at that price and thinking it must have been and I just don't remember, I googled. It's an all time high.

Some of you might say it doesn't matter, you don't eat soy anyway. Soy is used in many things.

It's used in tofu, oil, milk, baby formula, meat extenders, and animal food to name a few.

It's used in most factory farms to raise hogs, chickens, and turkeys. Even cows, though it isn't natural for them, are fed soy products.

The implications are far beyond the price of a bushel of soy.

Wheat and corn were both over 7.00 and pushing 8.00.

The implications of them rising are higher even than soy. Yeppers. If you feed an animal food containing soy, corn, or wheat, better hustle out and
get some. Going to go a whole lot higher.
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the forecast was for corn to hit at least $7.00 by july 21, that was a conservative estimate but the word was buy now.

thanks a ton for stopping by and mentioning that!
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07/09/2012 09:37 PM
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Corn futures for July delivery jumped 4% to $7.7525 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, extending gains to 29% in the past three weeks, as intense heat and a dearth of rainfall punish parts of big corn-growing states like Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. Corn prices are just cents away from the nominal record $7.9975 a bushel reached in June 2011, when prices were rising because of worries about flood damage.

The hot, dry weather could cut the U.S. harvest this autumn by more than 1 billion bushels below the federal government's forecast of two months ago, leaving domestic supplies relatively tight, analysts say.

As of last week, about 60% of U.S. corn acreage was experiencing moderate to extreme drought, up from 49% a week earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Moderate drought indicates dryness levels that occur once every five to 10 years, while extreme drought occurs every 20 to 50 years.

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Re: Current Farm Report 7-7-12: the doom marches on
Posted on Monday, 07.09.12

News Summary: Corn prices jump as heat bakes crops

The Associated Press

MORE HEAT: Prices for corn, wheat and soybeans all rose as hot weather continued to affect growing regions in the Midwest. The December corn contract surged 5 percent, or 37 cents, to settle at $7.30 a bushel.

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Published July 09, 2012, 09:51 AM
Corn prices affect livestock
Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock marketing economist, says the recent run-up in corn prices is having an opposite effect on many of the regionís livestock producers, who are constantly adjusting production to meet market conditions.

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