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  •  fruit, nuts, meat in the first wave, (5+ / 0-)

    organic produce of any sort next fall winter...spring is nice, but winter mild as it was, devestated perrenial crops here and most places. corn is already up 40-50 percent, which is effecting all animal feed prices. dairy and meat currently being held low by subsidy, will escalate rapidly when competition is eliminated. corn and feed prices will trough during harvest, when producers are negotiating for price, and then go to 160% of the current price by mid october.

    of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings.

    by farmerchuck on Wed May 16, 2007 at 07:12:23 AM PDT

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    •  So you expect $12 milk in Oct.? (1+ / 0-)
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      Yikes! (It is already ~6 from one of the places in Hadley that is nearby.)

      Tom Menino heard the quad laser is wicked powerful.

      by theran on Wed May 16, 2007 at 07:16:28 AM PDT

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      •  no, but it wouldn't surprise me (5+ / 0-)

        to see 5.00 milk go to 7.00, and I do expect animal feed to be double this december what it was last.

        of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings.

        by farmerchuck on Wed May 16, 2007 at 07:24:48 AM PDT

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        •  HAY AND FORAGE ... (1+ / 0-)
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          what energy you have invest in The Donald method to forestall creditor repo. seriously. counter-intuitive.

          Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

          by MarketTrustee on Wed May 16, 2007 at 11:52:40 AM PDT

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          •  splain please? n/t (0+ / 0-)

            of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings.

            by farmerchuck on Wed May 16, 2007 at 02:37:58 PM PDT

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            •  remember (2+ / 0-)
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              this? well, turns out i'm not alone in anticipating the upside of an  imminent ethanol glut; you and farmerTerri are very likely sitting on the tail-end up of the S-curve for feed.

              problem is no snivilin is short of cash to exploit the opportunity. and no snivilin's management is hard pressed to meet its current obligations, so much so that settling debts appears to be the only solution to saving the farm. all's i'm saying, again, is that is not so, according to the long-term view, your limited ability to negotiate short-term operating crisis, and your expectation of the future. donal trump, for example, never met a debt he couldn't delay and parlay into a new source of revenue. that kinda confidence is, generally, "counter-intuitive" in new business settings.

              now is the time to restructure, when you least expect to, because you needn't assume new debt to satisfy capital requirements. lime, fertilizer, seed.

              Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

              by MarketTrustee on Wed May 16, 2007 at 03:29:00 PM PDT

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