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April 01, 2019

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Captain Hate

I thought you would, clarice.

Another Bob

Part four...

“....the crazed and incompetent Mayor of San Juan have done such a poor job of bringing the Island back to health. 91 Billion Dollars to Puerto Rico, and now the Dems want to give them more, taking dollars away from our Farmers and so many others. Disgraceful!”

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

JMH: hold back on that "POST" push!
New thread.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

NOT an April Fool gag

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Really a NEW thread
No hoax

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

CH: "McRINO didn't even want to win"

Sure.
My point is that any Repub politician would lose in '16. The media was adept at chewing them up. McCain and Romney are examples of Repubs who were savaged by the media.
Walker, who I supported, Cruz, JeB!...they all would have fallen.

JM Hanes

Sunny Jim:

I appreciate the heads up! Oops.

Narciso79

Ah jm, I had a little more background on the joseon crew, well the founder in a yale grad '05, who may or may not have intelligence center ties still living in Spain or other abodes

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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anonamom

Nope it's my opinion that things had to happen exactly as they did to put us where we are now.
#MeToo!!!

From last night, but I so strongly agree I had to reply at this late time.

I have actually found things in my life that caused me enormous distress when they occurred, like BO being re-elected, turned out to be blessings retrospectively.

KevlarKid

"The corn crop ain’t coming in this year folks. What has been planted has been wiped out by a late frost and it is nearly too late to get a second planting in."

It's generally not a good sitch for prairie farmers overall.

There is the cash crunch of lower production yields due to weather adversity against the cost of financing any crop production.

Friend with leading ag credit bank says we could see a shake out of more smaller farms.

Larger producers with meatier balance sheets and greater diversification should be able to "weather" the crisis.

Flooding and slow ground thaw-to-warming is gonna hurt. However---

Planting in the southernmost Plains states and much of the midwestern corn belt is *usually* a mid-April to mid-May affair.

But winter wheat losses due to flooding might be another matter. That crop goes in the ground during fall. Specialty breads already in the $5-7 price range are likely to go higher. Who's gonna pay for that kind of increase----especially with the gluten-free and reduced carb dieting? We'll see.

Weather patterns to date haven't been conducive to "early" corn planting.

With today's super seed varieties, "knee-high by the 4th of July" is an easier mark to hit than during days of yore.

There will be an adverse weather effect. We'll see how the market factors it in and for how long.

Shorter freezing period higher soil moisture in flood region is a boon for soil pests (freezing ground reduces larvae survival rates), fungi, and molds. Higher production costs and possible lower yields. We'll see.

Any impending shortages will affect food prices across the board. Commodity prices.... yo! Goin long on feed grains.

Crop disasters have long-lasting effects. On food supplies and supermarket prices. No news there.

Think about price pressure on pork and chikken due to spiking beef prices--- the other white meat and yard bird will go up too. Both are corn eatin machines too.

Fresh-product prices will go higher but look for frozen and specialty packaged commodities to be even higher as sourcing competition stiffens.

Reduced demand by consumers for high-fructose corn syrup sweetened products (think soda and canned stuff) *might* temper major producer price pressures.

In the non-food area, what happens to the price of ethanol laced petrol? Not good news there. We'll see.

Our monthly food tab from grocer is $580 per month. We're anticipating a further price surge of about 18% in 2019, making the 2018-19 inflationary trend a net of about 27% here in the East bay.

Specialty farmers market prices are out of control. Friends who are "eating healthy" (households of two adults) are blowing through about $2K per month on their home meals and dining/snacking out. Doesn't count the wine/booze bill each month. BIL/SIL are burning $500 per month on their fav wines.

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