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March 30, 2022 at 9:46 am #48546
Top Biden Economist Says Farmers To Increase Crop Production On “Price Signals” To Avert Food Shortage
I dont know about that!
I have seen more than a few reports, interviews with farmers, and most of the said they were going to plant less.
March 30, 2022 at 9:51 am #48548Anonymous
No one can afford it. Now I’ll admit I’m not dealing with corporate farms I’m dealing with individuals which it seems they are trying to destroy.
The farmers/ranchers that are staying the same size are taking loans to do so because fertilizer has tripled from last year. Most have stated that they just can’t and will reduce the size.
Feed is creeping up hard too. We bought more this week just to lock in that price and we don’t even have the animals yet.
March 31, 2022 at 6:05 pm #48591Anonymous
Increased mine, as in got some, but ain’t no one gonna see it outside of my family
March 31, 2022 at 6:48 pm #48595Anonymous
While this administration pretends things will improve this is happening
I’m stunned that it’s actually being used. These men and women ain’t the type and are tougher than woodpecker lips
April 1, 2022 at 8:23 am #48616
US Farmers Ditch Corn For Soy To Save On Costs
April 1, 2022 at 8:40 am #48621Anonymous
Ahhh remember the good ole days when the government payed you not to grow corn?
April 1, 2022 at 8:55 pm #48647Anonymous
Saying one thing but doing another
April 2, 2022 at 11:48 am #48674BarrensHomeyParticipant
What is that word that describes everything they advocate as being against the interests of their citizens and humanity in general?
April 3, 2022 at 10:38 am #48702
April 7, 2022 at 7:51 am #48851Anonymous
Oklahoma farmers impacted by crisis in Ukraine with cost of fertilizer
We are looking at a increase from $50 a round bale to $75 so $25 a month for the 11 remaining months till butcher. So $275 increase just in hay for 2 cattle.
So you as a consumer can do the math from there because that doesn’t count transport, feed, sale costs or anything for y’all. I skip all of that.
Feed is increasing slowly
April 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm #48867namelusParticipant
Pig feed 2 years ago was 15 cent lb last year in oct it was 30 now it 44 cents and climbing. Many farmers here are not growing more than they need for friends and close people as cost are too much plus you cant get fertilizer (potash or anything else) nor herbicide and in some cases seed … production will be down considerably.
Abbotoire is booked to where we are thinking of putting second shift in as many are culling herds.
Meat may get cheap for a bit but once the disposable animals are gone what’s left with costs will be stupid expensive. At local big town cost of a T bone steak is $22 a lb and that is feed lot cows. Grass raised grass finished is 1/3 more.
We just ordered another 200 chickens and turkeys to fill our breeding stock with fresh blood before the end
We are debating by fall to cull our breeding herd down to 15 sows and 3 boars. From 200 sows and 10 boars.
We are also cutting our beef herd down to 20 animals 18 cows and 2 bulls.
Our prices for pork last year in oct was 3.25 lb hang weight now its $4 and climbing.
Our feed input we pre bought last summer all the seed, fertilizer and herbicide needed and available so will do a full crop.
The paying farmers not to plant is a bit misleading, some actual farmers take this but mostly it goes to the largest farmland owners who don’t farm like Bill Gates It’s so they free up thier capital to do other things that screw you using your own tax dollars.
We had a feed manufacturer callous to see if we had “extra” grain to sell to them at full retail cost with e trans fer immediately then offered to pay in gold and silver…this has never happend before.
April 7, 2022 at 1:44 pm #48868Anonymous
Be careful with introduction of them new birds with that flu going round. We’ve started quarantine on anything new
April 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #48896
Thank you for the info.
Good to see on the ground boots reporting.
April 8, 2022 at 10:39 am #48897
Thank you for the on the ground boots reporting.
April 7, 2022 at 3:43 pm #48872Anonymous
April 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm #48907namelusParticipant
Lol matt would only be one refill as well on the spreader..
Maybe government should hold sessions in farmers field enough bs to fertilize it all
May 30, 2022 at 12:04 am #51393gagreenmanParticipant
Matt, I like your Dutch Belted cattle. Don’t see them down here very often.
May 30, 2022 at 6:54 am #51416Anonymous
Yeah they aren’t a popular breed. So far ours are doing very well.
May 31, 2022 at 6:54 am #51480Anonymous
So they want farmers to increase their production after having a low yield harvest and not making any money
You don’t have to farm to see the issue with that.
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