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  1. Thread: Ethanol?

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    US had become self sufficient on crude oil and...

    US had become self sufficient on crude oil and distillates. Can't readily or legally export crude oil much ... but US net exporter of distillates.

    Until this covid19 and the OPEC fall out.

    So...
  2. Thread: Ethanol?

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    Many (most) refineries are throttling back...

    Many (most) refineries are throttling back production. Refineries make three general grades of fuel kerosene (aviation), motor gasoline and diesel/fuel oil. Some modern refineries have the ability...
  3. Thread: Ethanol?

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    Gevo - Luverne, MN shutting down. Cannot be...

    Gevo - Luverne, MN shutting down. Cannot be the only ethanol plant to go idle.



    ENGLEWOOD, Colorado March 31, 2020 Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that due to the impact the...
  4. Thread: Ethanol?

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    Farmers may want to look quickly at CRP...

    Farmers may want to look quickly at CRP enrollments...
  5. Are corn and beans so profitable and convenient...

    Are corn and beans so profitable and convenient that other crops historically grown in western ND just no longer worth planting ?

    Further east ... there is a township in Stutsman County (middle...
  6. Thread: Ethanol?

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    There is actually a real need for ethanol for...

    There is actually a real need for ethanol for hand sanitizer right now.

    Grain Processing Corporation and ADM have ethanol plants designed to produce ethanol for human contact and consumption. ...
  7. Thread: Last pup?

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    If space and wife allow, space them closer...

    If space and wife allow, space them closer together.

    I used to space my dog purchases eight years apart. Now I am at the 5-6 year gap. I like the 5 year gap. I will likely buy one at 59.
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    Sticky: 15 years old last month, retired at 12. 9826

    15 years old last month, retired at 12.

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    Sticky: Great dog, loyal to the end. Had to say good bye...

    Great dog, loyal to the end. Had to say good bye today.

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    Blue Nest Beef: They have a live link on the PF...

    Blue Nest Beef: They have a live link on the PF website also.
  11. Farmers and Hunters aging. Recruitment issues in farming too.

    Interesting USDA article. Farmers aging as fast as hunters.

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    Haymaker maybe surprised but I come from a pretty rural and very farm based ancestry. It is interesting to note...
  12. This is why successful farmers need consultants,...

    This is why successful farmers need consultants, tax advisers and/or or a strong college education.

    https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/crops/html/a3-30.html

    And this is just machinery.
  13. 8 to 10 times over the past 20 years seems to be...

    8 to 10 times over the past 20 years seems to be pretty close in IN, IA, and SD, but that is likely cherry picked top shelf land.

    2010, 2011, and 2012 saw huge % increases in farm land.

    Who...
  14. Thread: CRP signup

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    I suppose $$ are not keeping up with inflation. ...

    I suppose $$ are not keeping up with inflation. This is all of ND. ND not created equally on pheasants ...

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  15. Thread: CRP signup

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    It would be nice if CRP was the larger number. ...

    It would be nice if CRP was the larger number. Maybe Feds stop insuring land that is repetitive in claims and demand land that is margin return to grass.

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  16. All that said, to Haymakers point ... all this...

    All that said, to Haymakers point ... all this does is add pressure on the average farmer to make a living and have something to pass on or retire on.
  17. Great article written by SD Extension Service on...

    Great article written by SD Extension Service on Land Values. Shows price escalation, why people are buying, crop rent - land value relationships.
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  18. I picked Brown at random because I know that...

    I picked Brown at random because I know that county relatively well. Turns out is is the highest subsidized county in SD.

    Here is SD as a whole.

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  19. Farming Subsidies in Brown County, South Dakota,...

    Farming Subsidies in Brown County, South Dakota, 1995-2019‡

    Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Brown County, South Dakota totaled $383,565,000 in from 1995-2019‡.

    Public...
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  21. Iowa. 9799 You can see why the...

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    You can see why the 80s were so tough. Many farmers bought into the theory if I don't buy now, I will never get it.
  22. Many states forbid outside investment groups and...

    Many states forbid outside investment groups and corporations from buying farm land. Not necessarily good for those heirs just looking to sell the land to the highest bidder.
  23. Didn't say I bought into the argument. That...

    Didn't say I bought into the argument. That said, the cost of land is no doubt a deterrent to new farmers (not inheriting) entering.

    Farming is big money and many of the larger farms make money...
  24. Here is a map: 9788 By the way ......

    Here is a map:

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    By the way ... Don't think I have ever pulled down on a blue lever ... just saying in case you want to throw a personal "liberal" attack in my direction.
  25. Farmers ride the gravy train as Trump boosts welfare to the Heartland

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    Jump start a little conversation on this February Sunday.

    url]https://www.marketwatch.com/story/farmers-ride-the-gravy-train-as-trump-boosts-welfare-to-the-heartland-2019-05-25[/url]
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