posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 07:11 AM
Hi, I am stuck in hicksville Iowa, While I hate this place, I do pick up a lot from the farmers, I do hold some knowledge that most people on ATS may
not be aware of, some of this everyone knows.
Ethanol, they take corn, make moonshine, government buys it, sells it at a loss.
Everyone knows about this.
What you may not know is that farmers over the past few years have been switching their fields to corn from other crops in hopes of a bumper crop and
cash in on this amazing opportunity.
This fall the midwest has a problem. Heavy rains hit a huge part of the midwest right before harvest went into full swing, now don't worry, the crops
won't rot or anything, but they will be ruined by spring. The harvest has been delayed around the midwest because the heavy combines cannot drive on
wet fields, normally harvest is the dryest time of the year.
Yesterday a storm swept across North/South Dakota, and parts of Nebraska and Iowa. As I write this, there is over an inch of snow on the ground. If
the snow starts flying, combines still can't harvest, due to getting stuck and, not being able to sift through snow to grab the bean and corn stalks.
If the harvest fails around here, the implications are a domino effect as corn is used in everything.
Just thought ATS should know what's going on.