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    Farmers: Are you done planting?

    My whole family farms and so too does my wife's family so I help out every spring in fall, but this spring has been something I haven't seen in a long time. Is anyone out there actually done? I like the extra income but this year has sucked! Our family has 1,500 acres of corn that still needs to go into the ground but at this rate it will be all beans if anything. I read where over 80% of the corn crop is in the ground in the state, where is that coming from? Some parts of the state haven't even seen 10-15% of the corn get in the ground yet. How are others or their family's farms looking? Its concerning to say the least and its already June 5th.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    All of our corn is in, almost all of our drilled beans (rain knocked us out of the field as we were finishing up), but only twenty acres of the beans with the planter are in. Southern Story County


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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    I know my uncles in Webster/Humboldt county area have 160 acres of corn left out of the little over 1000 acres total. Have about half the beans in the ground as well.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    My father farms 1,500 acres in NW Iowa. All of our corn is in and about 1/2 of the beans are in.


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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    I'm an agronomist and most of my customers are 85% done with corn and maybe only 10% planted on soybeans.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    Done with corn, wet spot of 1 acre of beans left. SW Iowa. But plenty of hard rains and ponding since. Have planted bottoms in July and raised 30 bu. beans.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    i am done in west central ia. would say maybe 25% of beans are left. please include location on reponses



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    My boss (south central Iowa) has all his corn in, but still waiting on most of his beans.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    I farm and sell seed in Hamilton county. 750 acres of corn planted out of 1800. 0 acres of beans out of 600. Half of the corn planted looks terrible and may need to be replanted. Alot of corn around me is not planted and what is planted looks like crap. Have had to handle alot of seed twice. 110+ day corn that didnt get planted came back and 105 day corn went out the shed, now that is coming back for 99 day corn. I am really tired of this. Farming is usually fun but this sucks.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycurtis View Post
    I farm and sell seed in Hamilton county. 750 acres of corn planted out of 1800. 0 acres of beans out of 600. Half of the corn planted looks terrible and may need to be replanted. Alot of corn around me is not planted and what is planted looks like crap. Have had to handle alot of seed twice. 110+ day corn that didnt get planted came back and 105 day corn went out the shed, now that is coming back for 99 day corn. I am really tired of this. Farming is usually fun but this sucks.
    Mother nature is just averaging out last year.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    According to Monday's Planting progress report, this is how many acres of corn is left to plant in Iowa by district.

    Iowa Total - 1.7 mln acres
    NW IA - 83K acres
    NC IA - 445K acres
    NE IA - 465K acres
    WC IA - 110K acres
    C IA - 333K acres
    EC IA - 73K acres
    SW IA - 87K acres
    SC IA - 58K acres
    SE IA - 66K acres

    Right now the US was projected on March 30 to plant 97.28 mln acres of corn of which Iowa is 14.2mln of that. Monday's reports showed US still has 8.755 mln acres left to plant for corn. MN has 1.1 mln left to plant, MO 500K acres left to plant, WI has 1.1 mln acres to plant.

    It isn't good out there. I work with farmers all over the state on crop insurance and marketing. There will be a lot of Preventative planting filed this year. There is also a lot of misinformation going around about all the options on preventative planting so make sure you have an agent who knows what he/she's talking about when making the decision.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    According to Monday's Planting progress report, this is how many acres of corn is left to plant in Iowa by district.

    Iowa Total - 1.7 mln acres
    NW IA - 83K acres
    NC IA - 445K acres
    NE IA - 465K acres
    WC IA - 110K acres
    C IA - 333K acres
    EC IA - 73K acres
    SW IA - 87K acres
    SC IA - 58K acres
    SE IA - 66K acres

    Right now the US was projected on March 30 to plant 97.28 mln acres of corn of which Iowa is 14.2mln of that. Monday's reports showed US still has 8.755 mln acres left to plant for corn. MN has 1.1 mln left to plant, MO 500K acres left to plant, WI has 1.1 mln acres to plant.

    It isn't good out there. I work with farmers all over the state on crop insurance and marketing. There will be a lot of Preventative planting filed this year. There is also a lot of misinformation going around about all the options on preventative planting so make sure you have an agent who knows what he/she's talking about when making the decision.
    That's just planted. there is nothing guaranteeing those acres are also viable either. How long until the grain market adjusts considering they will have to carry last years short crop for a minimum of 13 months? I think there's going to be some money to be made this fall if you were fortunate enough to get things in somewhat timely, especially if the weather continues like this.


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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    Farming sounds a lot like gambling.



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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    Farmers, listen closely: Sell your land. Pay for SEZ. Done.

    Quote Originally Posted by JWIL4CY View Post
    Farming sounds a lot like gambling.
    Except you get insurance if you don't win, you get enormous tax breaks, and you sit on a pile of money.


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    Re: Farmers: Are you done planting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    There is also a lot of misinformation going around about all the options on preventative planting so make sure you have an agent who knows what he/she's talking about when making the decision.
    I heard today on the radio a guy saying that after may 31st its 5% off guarantee per day up to 10 days. So in 10 days I lose 50%? How could you even say this out loud w/ out thinking, gee that doesnt seem right. This guy is one of the biggest insurance people in the area.



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