bean crop is falling apart in a big way
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Started by frey_1999 - Aug. 6, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

without  the outside influences beans would be $10,75 ++

a battle of wills and the US farmer is losing --- they need a better fighter


By mcfarm - Aug. 6, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
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frey have you happened to of seen any of the chinese internal economic numbers lately....if Americans had the will and not the whine like some china would cave

By wglassfo - Aug. 6, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
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This bean crop had so much potential and in many places still does

But, a lack of water in so many places have farmers looking to the sky, hoping for a last moment of hope

Many clusters of three and 4 pods/node always gives a good crop "here"

So many plants with clusters of pods all the way to the top also showed much promise

But, if dry in August, the beans are small and as the poster said, the crop is falling apart

Beans are on sale and with a possible smaller crop than expected, you would think some body will need/want beans

If a smaller crop, either somebody gets a good bargain or prices will improve

I recently read where one very large Chinese soybean processor went BK

Possibly a sign that china is also feeling the pain

Another item is swine flu. Almost 1000 animals were destroyed. China says the swine flu was contained but some out breaks of swine flu could go un-reported from small back yard producers. Not all deaths are known or reported and some just die for unknown reasons. If swine flu does break out, china is the worlds largest consumer of pork, and back yard producers are a prime spot for out breaks of swine flu

China is reported to be the largest consumer of pork and the largest swine population

Must be because they have so many people, because when we were in china, we saw evidence of pork sold in food markets and I mean the whole hog was sold

But, in restarant menus, pork was not a feature food

No matter, if swine flu does break out, china may suddenly import a lot more pork

Who cares if we sell soybeans and corn or pork

By hayman - Aug. 6, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
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By silverspiker - Aug. 7, 2018, 12:37 a.m.
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Wow... thanks for the swine info Hayman... wow.

By metmike - Aug. 7, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
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That is an amzing stat Hayman...............them piggies gotta eat!