I’m having some real concerns about corn for 2010.
Here we sit in early February with little or no wheat no-tilled in our area of Kansas. The 2009 harvest is virtually all finished. Prices are in the tank and going down the drain.
Fields are all rutted up. There’s no dry fertilizer or anhydrous ammonia applied. Fields are as soggy as they can get and we have another real snowstorm predicted for Sunday evening through Monday with the probability of 8 to 12 inches of snow falling.
The market does not seem to realize that there is no possible way to get the required amount of fertilizer delivered and applied to get corn planted on schedule. This is just not a localized problem for Eastern Kansas, but for a large area of the Corn Belt.
How many years in a row can we plant corn 30 to 50 days late and still raise a good crop? The “Law of Averages” will catch up with us sometime. I just don’t see it happening 3 years in a row and getting away with it.
It is looking every week like I may have too much seed corn ordered! We can’t plant the entire area to soybeans and get away with that, either!
Does anybody else have the same concerns?