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    ReplyReply Corn Piles? Posted by: Al on 10/12/2007 7:17:59 AM

    Just curious to know if there are any corn piles showing up anywhere. With a supposedly record crop, and reports saying we're past the harvest peak, there should be piles showing up. Where we are in central MN, excess corn won't be a problem!!
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    ReplyReply piles Posted by: c on 10/12/2007 7:39:40 AM

    harvest started 3 weeks eirly this year,,, no corn piles yet ,,, i still see corn standing in the field at 16 % moist ,, but now with the wet weather i dont think it will get any dryer this year ,, we have a nov. contract ,,,the feed mill said we may bring it in now ,,, the corn piles may come late nov. if at all
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    ReplyReply re: corn piles Posted by: 08 on 10/12/2007 9:50:14 AM

    Here in west Kansas we have corn piles but it is due to the elevators and some on farm grain storage being full of wheat.
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    ReplyReply wheat Posted by: c on 10/12/2007 10:01:06 AM

    what is the problem ,, do they have no place to ship it to or are they still holding for $10 wheat ?
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    ReplyReply re: wheat Posted by: 08 on 10/12/2007 6:19:37 PM

    Some of the farmers that have it tying up their storage is because they contracted on dec and the buyers do not want it until then, screwing them up for using the storage for corn. One of the farmers says he has done this for years and in the past has always been able to deliver early. I really don't know what is up with the elevators. Maybe they can't get trains or they are holding for $10. I really can't believe it's because farmers have not sold, but maybe?
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    ReplyReply I tried to ask for early deliver Posted by: db51 on 10/12/2007 9:26:36 PM

    of 10K Dec corn because I needed the storage for sunflowers....was denied...reason..they said they couldn't get enough railcars and were tight on space for harvest contracted grain.
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    ReplyReply Shortage- Posted by: jabber on 10/13/2007 5:26:46 AM

    There is a real shortage of rail cars and storage in this area. Local elevators have all had to reduce business hours. Our local coop has had reduced hours and was closed for 3 to 4 days waiting on rail cars.
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    ReplyReply Same thing is our area... Posted by: Dave in MidMO on 10/16/2007 5:24:55 AM

    there has been a shortage of rail cars and during our corn harvest we had to haul a few loads to another facility...am just glad they were still taking it...everything is/was full and now I see dumping and tarping by the BIG TWO around here.
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    ReplyReply Ethanol Plants Posted by: Beaner on 10/13/2007 5:42:59 AM

    In areas where there are a lot of new ethanol plants farmers may not be delivering corn to elevators because they are holding it for delivery to the ethanol plants later.
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    ReplyReply Piles Posted by: tas on 10/15/2007 8:08:34 PM

    None yet, here in eastern ND but there will be!!!!!!!. What I,v heard about rail cars is theres alot going to the gulf and its a much slower turn around time then the PNW.Market to Market,market guy was talking about why theres very little corn on the ground. He said theres 700 million bu. less carryover (more storage to start with),and much more farmer and commmecial storage build. On the local news this morning heard theres 40 ethanol plants, planning stage and building stage that have stopped......without higher ethanol prices I DON'T think there gonna be any $4 corn this winter for all that stored corn
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    ReplyReply Corn Piles Posted by: IA CORN FARMER on 10/15/2007 8:27:06 PM

    Don't think storage will be an issue here in my part of NC Iowa. Alot of people have taken advantage of the cheap USDA money to build additional bins. Mainly for corn to be delivered to the ethanol plants next year. Factor in the cheap money and the carry in the market, it is a pretty good return on your investment.
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    ReplyReply corn piles Posted by: Al on 10/16/2007 10:23:52 AM

    My asking about corn piles, was to get an opion as to why there seems to be none. The piles are usually a good indication of the size of the crop. My thoughts are that as the year goes along, the size of this years corn crop will get smaller. The last USDA report, kinda confirms those thoughts. Where we are in Cental MN (Wirght Co.) it's going to be a late late harvest. We can't seem to get more than 2 days of dry weather at a time. Most (70-80%) of the beans are still in the field, and 50-60% of the corn is still out there. How is the harvest going in other places??
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    ReplyReply corn piles Posted by: gostate on 10/16/2007 1:43:59 PM

    Here in NC Iowa I would say 90% of the soybeans are harvested, and 40% of the corn. I have only seen one corn pile so far this fall harvest. However, with the rain delays we are having, I think some elevators have been hauling steady to the local ethanol plants - thus the harvest rush has been spread out. Perhaps we will not see as many piles this year as earlier thought.
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    ReplyReply piles Posted by: adsfarm on 10/16/2007 1:57:54 PM

    Here in Ne Iowa about 60% of the beans are done, guys have been going to corn because of wet spots in bean fields and the crappy weather we have been having. If this weather does not straighten out soon the harvest here could go well into Dec.
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    ReplyReply Piles Posted by: IA CORN FARMER on 10/17/2007 6:29:27 AM

    The harvest is not going in NC Iowa, too wet. Most beans are done, 66% of the corn still in the field. Looks like I will be hunting pheasant from the combine on opening day (Oct 27).
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    ReplyReply harvest Posted by: c on 10/17/2007 6:16:44 PM

    ya here too ,,, the harvest started eirly this year ,, now with wet weather all the time it may get late yet after all ,, or the snow may get too deep to finish harvest ,,, if history repeats ,,, i remember way back when nov 1st a heavy snow storm lasting 3 days ,,, and no harvest was possable any more that fall
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    ReplyReply Harvest Posted by: IA CORN FARMER on 10/17/2007 7:00:57 PM

    C- remember that snowstorm, you must be located in MN. Think it was 1991. Another 2+ inches of rain predicted tonight for NC Iowa and more tomorrow. Could be one of those harvest years. We are going to see some yield loss if this doesn't change. Another week of this weather and I am going to switch from beer to Jack.
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    ReplyReply snowstorm Posted by: c on 10/18/2007 4:20:46 PM

    ia the snow storm i remember was sometime like 1942 or so ,, the snow was so deep that the mail did not come for a week ,,we went to town with the hoarses and sled to bring the cream to town milk the cows by hand for the electric was off too ,,, that time we still had a wind mill to pump water for the cows ,and house use
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    ReplyReply 1942/C Posted by: IA CORN FARMER on 10/19/2007 11:21:06 PM

    C- I wasn't here in 1942, but remember my grandfather telling me about a very bad snowstorm. Think he said 1941, but could be wrong. He lost alot of livestock and part of the barn came down from the weight of the snow.
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    ReplyReply Snowstorm Posted by: dairyfarmmn on 10/19/2007 10:05:00 PM

    Ia Corn Farmer- I remember that snow storm. It was Halloween 1991, had an 1.5 inches of rain 2 days before, then almost a half inch of ice, then a foot of snow. Ground never froze that year, had 100 acres of corn still to pick when it hit. I'm in SE MN and it may be Monday before anybody turns a wheel here. But more rain expected Sun night/ Monday, farmers around here are thinking we may get a freak snowstorm like 1991. I've already switched from beer to Windsor.
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    ReplyReply Snowstorm Posted by: IA CORN FARMER on 10/19/2007 11:08:40 PM

    Dairyfarmmn- yes, you are right. They called it the Halloween Blizzard if I remember it right, 1991. You guys in MN were hit harder than us in NC Iowa. Had friends that lived in MN, they were snowed in for 3-4 days. If something like that happened this year, alot of corn would be lost. Nothing is moving here and we expect more rain on Sunday/Monday too. No two years in farming are ever the same, guess it keeps it from getting boring. If we don't fight the weather, we fight with the grain markets. If we are not back in the fields by late next week, I am going to break out one of the Cuban cigars (the real ones, a friend brought some back from overseas) I have to go with the Jack. Might as well lose money in style.
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    ReplyReply Corn Posted by: Mark on 10/18/2007 6:59:44 AM

    Dead stand still in North Central Iowa Worth Couty. Maybe 30% of the corn out. There is two small piles started at Joice. And if harvest gets completed there will be about 6 million bu. on ground before year end.We are getting just average corn yields
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    ReplyReply Piles here. Posted by: texmex on 10/18/2007 7:33:01 AM

    Here in the Texas Panhandle there are piles on the ground. The biggest corn crop ever. All the elevators are full and piles on the ground are building. The elevators are saying with the size of this crop, little if any corn will need to be railed in from the mid-west for the cattle feeding industry. The elevators are paying .20-.30 over dec futures for the corn. They say this saves them tons of money on rail freight. Looks like the grain handlers will have a good year as well.
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    ReplyReply no corn piles Posted by: c on 10/19/2007 10:02:17 AM

    no corn piles ,,, not only that the feed mill we bring most of the corn ,,even let us bring in the dec. corn contract in oct.
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    ReplyReply piles Posted by: yotebuster on 10/24/2007 6:52:23 AM

    SW MN piles everywhere picked up after the rain and dried again.....picked up about 3 points after all the rain last week. one elev. put up a 7 million bushel steel shed for corn this year....(cost 4 mill $) corn is running well considering. corn acres sprayed with headline seem to be doing better than acres not sprayed also helps with standability i think(some dekalb #'s are lodging).........anyone else noticing? corn on corn yields 25 to 40 bushel per acre less......good way to bring the average down huh?
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    ReplyReply standing Posted by: c on 10/24/2007 9:25:03 AM

    the pioneer 37y17 corn is standing as strait as can be at 16& moist ,, the wild life like deer did get some
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    ReplyReply corn piles Posted by: Black Hawk on 10/24/2007 8:49:12 AM

    local elevator had two bunkers of a million a piece last year,they started their first one a month ago but it is just getting full now because of rain delays they have been able to ship alot out and keep up.Don't think they will bother covering the second one if they think they can keep getting rail cars.We went for almost 3 weeks only working 2 or 3 days a week
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