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@  carcajou : (22 August 2014 - 07:18 AM) 3 degrees of frost last night :( so much for the wifes garden
@  haybaler101 : (22 August 2014 - 06:39 AM) @jturbo10 That is the problem here, labor for hay is not much different than grain farming. A few BTO's see what myself and a few others are doing with big squares and think we are making too much money. So with falling corn and beans, they think they need to be in the hay business. The only difference on labor in large scale hay production and grain farming is the fact that I work all summer, just not in April and October. And grain farming is steady hours where as baling may start at noon today and end at five and may not start till 6 pm tomorrow. Also, Sundays are fair game if you want to beat the weather and we usually work all 3 of the summer holidays.
@  Shetland She... : (22 August 2014 - 06:21 AM) 57° and overcast here in srn NH. 30% chance of scattered showers & might get to mid 60s today.
@  Grateful11 : (21 August 2014 - 11:05 PM) We bought a set JD blades for the Kuhn we had last year and they were much better blades. The Kuhn blades didn't hold up well at all.
@  jturbo10 : (21 August 2014 - 10:03 PM) Went to JD dealership today for some HyGuard fluid today and also bought some John Deere disc mower knives for my Kuhn. Mine is the same as the John Deere 275. $53 dollars for a box of 25. Can't remember what I was paying at the Kubota dealership but I was thinking around $45 dollars.
@  jturbo10 : (21 August 2014 - 09:59 PM) Plan B: Tell them pigweeds make a delicious salad and are better for your digestive system than soybeans...less gas. You solve your weed problems and have a new market.
@  FarmerCline : (21 August 2014 - 09:14 PM) Unfortunately the land owner had already ran them off......still called the sheriffs dept and told them what was going on and there reply was when you catch them give us a call. I guess I need to start carrying that 10ga.
@  mlappin : (21 August 2014 - 08:53 PM) Known as edamame, which I'm sure translates into "smelly gas". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edamame
@  PaMike : (21 August 2014 - 08:32 PM) jturbo10- You got that right. I have a couple tillable acres and planted some row crops(soybeans) this year for the first time. Man was it easy. Burn down, no till, spray. Wait till harvest. I have 3 passes across that field this year so far. In a hay crop I have more passes across the field in one cutting...
@  PaMike : (21 August 2014 - 08:31 PM) What did you know about the local asian population? They like soybeans :D Maybe it was flooded and they thought it was a paddy....
@  somedevildawg : (21 August 2014 - 08:31 PM) U call the sheriffs dept Hayden....? Or just show em that 10ga....that'll bridge the language barrier ;)
@  FarmerCline : (21 August 2014 - 08:27 PM) Today I get a call from a land owner telling me there is a bunch of Chinese people in my soybean field picking the beans......confirms what I thought about of the local Asian population.
@  jturbo10 : (21 August 2014 - 08:21 PM) Grain farming and hay farming are totally different animals from a labor point of view. You can do field prep to final storage/sales in the grain arena without ever having to touch the product with minimal labor input. Not so in the hay operations where labor is a major issue and finding some one willing to handle square bales is not easy, especially when it needs to get into the barn today.
@  deadmoose : (21 August 2014 - 08:16 PM) on google that is.
@  deadmoose : (21 August 2014 - 08:16 PM) part of the recipient wason for inquiries is if you search anything haying related haytalk alwya shows up on top.
@  mlappin : (21 August 2014 - 06:37 PM) Will be like normal then, low crop prices gets people thinking about the "easy money" in hay making, prices will dive which will force some longer term mediocre haymakers out, then the newbies will goi shortly after when they realize that they ain't gonna get rich and it's actually too much like work
@  Chessiedog : (21 August 2014 - 05:51 PM) My guess just as many getting out as trying to start
@  Vol : (21 August 2014 - 05:46 PM) No doubt about that shortrow.....1/2 will be weeded out real quick when they find out what haymaking is all about another 30% will make junk hay and hurt all of us... and the last 20% will stick it out and be competition forcing price reductions in the long term....in others words...this is not good.
@  shortrow : (21 August 2014 - 05:43 PM) If the prospective hay growers have a year like we've had here, they may change their minds real quick.
@  Vol : (21 August 2014 - 05:34 PM) @haybaler101 amen to that....we all had that in the back of our minds and were hoping for a different outcome.

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