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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by SPDRMNKY, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. alleyyooper

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    I felt he was trying to remove to much stump at a time. It was a couple big old hickorys.

    So much rain her I am now floating the logs from the woods to a cut area near by.


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    These 3 were parked a couple hundred yards down the road from me for 9 days.
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    This one was across the road from those for 9 days.
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    Then they were gone for 2 days and then back plus a front loader back hoe tractor. Yesterday they had babbies I guees and there are now 6 setting there where the 3 had been.
    I am guessing 3 million dollars worth of tractors and equipment just idel and only 30% of the corn this farmer puts in done.
    When do you say screw it and throw in the towel and hope it drys so you can do some sort of mid summer crop like winter wheat?

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    I grabbed some scrap from work and decided to make a couple of boxes to hold my chains. IMG_20190712_105511437_HDR.jpg
     
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    They have insurance.

    I'm sure they're not as thrilled as anybody about the weather but there's always next year.
     
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    yep crop insurance. things were not too bad last year until the 9 tornados hit on the same day, still a lot damage to crops and property over a 3 county area. all small ones. this is WI's tornado alley though where my home is.
     
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    Yes I am sure the farmers get some sort of crop insurance, Always thought the crop had to be in to collect.
    But for sure all the workers who are not working to get the crop in are not happy and can not collect squat.

    All the seads and fertlizers not used this year can beused next year so the seed and fertlizer sellers get screwed on next years sales.

    It all comes around at one time or another to all but the collector of the insurance but bet they make a whole lot more from a crop that has been harvested.


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    NOT all farmers have crop insurance, most bigger farmers do, but not all...

    Many planted corn and the seed rotted in the wet ground, so they are out the seed, fert, and all the time/fuel ect. they have into it.

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    Crop has to be in and by a certain time in my state.

    Like I said they know there's no chance of a record year but it keeps them from losing the farm.



    The guys who's equipment he took pictures of, have insurance.

    This is a whole other topic but our system is set up to nearly force people to go all in. People used to think you don't put you eggs in one basket but now with all the regulations/paperwork/insurance a guy practically has to commit. A small farmer may only farm and still not have insurance and that's unfortunate. But a guy can't legally dabble in multiple ventures anymore. Emphasis on legally and dabble. Beer money here and there sure but you catch the wrong persons attention and that beer money will come up a bit short.

    My grandpa was a carpenter, farmer, ran a sawmill, cut logs, and did his own trucking and that was all for work, making a living not just fiddling around. His words "those days are over."
     
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    Your right Rob not all can claim crop insurance. The pictures of the equipment setting I took belong to thr biggest crop farmer in the area. On the local news TV 12 Flint he told reporters he had till June 15th to clain crop damage and only had 15 % of the corn in. Still had 5 days to get more in by the June 15th dead line.

    Didn't make that dead line only had 40% in the ground then.
    Corns done finished to late except if you have cattle and do inslage.

    Soy Beans are still being planted this week. should finish by the 20th of July.


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    A couple more small mods to the weight box. IMG_20190714_092849747.jpg IMG_20190715_153549064.jpg
     

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