Seal it in a mylar bag with a 2000cc oxygen absorber enclosed to ensure freshness and kill bugs. Then put the sealed mylar bag into a watertight 5gl pail. I guess if you wanted to be extra safe you could put a second 2000cc O2 absorber into the pail alongside the bagYeah, you're right about that. I usually pour the bags into 5 or 10gl pails with watertight lids and keep them stacked. While I'm doing that I check for impurities of all sorts. I haven't had a problem with bugs in a long time but I have in the past.
My hay guy just told second cutting is not happening, so no 3rd or fourth?All this huge amounts of rain in my part of Texas killed off most of my dad’s decently big sized garden and ruined the hay harvest
It’s also ridiculously hotter than usual for this time of year so if it stops raining for very long it’s also instant drought time
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many pressures, china, weather, crop failures worldwide(countries halted exports), shipping bottlenecks, inflation, insurance.That's weird. I wonder why bean prices in the US have gone up so much.
many pressures, china, weather, crop failures worldwide(countries halted exports), shipping bottlenecks, inflation, insurance.
Adding to the price situation, higher insurance guarantees will also encourage farmers to go that extra mile in planting, sources said.US farmers are expected to plant on "every possible piece of soil available" as they aim to bank on record corn and soybean prices in the US, which has the potential to push planting intention estimatwww.spglobal.com
"The determination of the February crop insurance guarantees comes in the middle of these events and can have significant implications on the number of acres producers seed on any given year," Durchholz from Grain Cycles said.
"Suffice it to say, the highest corn spring insurance guarantee since 2014, and soybean insurance guarantees since 2013, should stimulate planting in 2021 -- weather permitting," he said.
Prevent planting acres
Over the last 15 years, prevent planting in the US has averaged 5.6 million acres. "A part of these acres is likely to get planted in 2021 with the higher prices and insurance guarantees," Durchholz said.
"Higher prices are an inducement to plant lower quality, abandoned land," he said. "We have already heard of pastures being ripped up in the Great Plains, with intentions of planting crops."
Forecasting the mix of US corn and soybean acres is a more challenging task this year, according to sources. A US-based farmer said 2021 is likely to witness a good battle for acres between corn and soybean.
In the US, corn and soybean are planted almost at the same time -- corn planting typically begins in April-May, with soybean planting in May-June.
"One also must not forget the message producers are hearing; a message indicating Chinese demand is going to be robust the next few years to meet burgeoning demand and to rebuild depleted inventories," said Durchholz.
China's import demand estimates for corn and soybean in 2020-21 are forecast at record levels. The USDA expects China to import 24 million mt of corn in 2020-21, almost three times the 7.9 million mt it imported in 2019-20.
China's soybean demand is set to rise 13.4% year on year and exceed the 100 million mt mark as the country swiftly looks to rebuild its pig population.
According to industry experts, China's grain demand is likely to remain elevated in 2021, keeping grain prices buoyant.
US agricultural exports are forecast to rise in the 2021 financial year to a record $157 billion on strong demand from China, the USDA's chief economist Seth Meyer said during the February Outlook Forum.