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We dealt with less than what we normally would use for roundup last spring because of supply wasn't there . I should have tried to get a tote for next year apparently ....

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2 hours ago, 766 Man said:

  Usually, they catch a number of breaks in their careers.  Inheritances, comparatively better land, avoid devastating losses, etc..  If the world was fair the smartest and most capable should be the ones getting ahead but often it is not that way in reality.  

During my (and I’m assuming most on here) grandpas generation you could buy a farm and make it with a little knowledge and a lot of hard work. Now I feel like hard work isn’t as important as knowing how to play the game and make exactly the right moves. 
 

 

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2 hours ago, 766 Man said:

  Usually, they catch a number of breaks in their careers.  Inheritances, comparatively better land, avoid devastating losses, etc..  If the world was fair the smartest and most capable should be the ones getting ahead but often it is not that way in reality.  

During my (and I’m assuming most on here) grandpas generation you could buy a farm and make it with a little knowledge and a lot of hard work. Now I feel like hard work isn’t as important as knowing how to play the game and make exactly the right moves. 
 

 

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29 minutes ago, Sam_SWIN said:

During my (and I’m assuming most on here) grandpas generation you could buy a farm and make it with a little knowledge and a lot of hard work. Now I feel like hard work isn’t as important as knowing how to play the game and make exactly the right moves. 
 

 

  A lot of guys tried working a system and lost.  It is nearly impossible to beat acquiring a land base without debt and have some of the most productive land within many miles of your farm.  Avoiding losses is important and sometimes despite a farmer's efforts it is up to random chance.  More than a couple times I had losses due to weather but not enough to trigger crop insurance despite a comprehensive insurance plan.  It is far more painful when you have a fair amount of debt to make a loss very uncomfortable.  

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Glyphosate and some other chemicals will probably be in short supply for a while.

China is hosting the 2022 winter Olympic games. They are shutting down many chemical plants in Beijing to reduce air pollution for the Olympic games.

Remember the sky high glyphosate price in 2008? The price trippled because they shut down the chemical plants to improve air quality for the 2008 Olympic games.

If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it!

Thx-Ace 

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15 hours ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

There are farmers, especially large operations, making money hand over first here. It’s not a spectacular crop here, but it’s good. I don’t know about next year with inputs going up, but this year will be a success for just about everyone here. There is land selling and being bought by farmers on a regular basis for prices I did not think I would ever live to see. Some of it is good fortune, but there are some very successful good operators here. My grandfather always told me that you make your own luck. 

I've gotten this topic way off of topic.  But this is my point.  I get tired of hearing all the doom and gloom when it is obvious it is possible to be successful.

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4 hours ago, IH Forever said:

I've gotten this topic way off of topic.  But this is my point.  I get tired of hearing all the doom and gloom when it is obvious it is possible to be successful.

I, watching from the outside can see a couple of things here.

1: I guy has to be willing to take a chance. No, not by planting a crop but in taking on more land, livestock or both. That means risking money, possibly the farm. 

2: A famer has to market smart. That means selling via contract or having the ability to put off selling right away. That means money in the bank and or the ability to hold off till the markets are better.

3: You have to have the financial ability to strike first and fast. Be it with rent, purchase price or whatever is needed. The old thing here is you have to have already though it over. You wait just a few hours and you could be SOL.

Basically if you are just hanging on and not good with the banker you just can't grow.

Rick

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I have been using Liberty for many years. The last couple years I was running 32oz of Liberty and 32 oz Roundup together. What a kill. Looks like next year that could be an expensive combo.

I was told by my chemical guy they are allocating a percentage of Liberty to all their retailers. As of now its at 90% but that may change by spring. And not for the better. They are building a new plant in Nebraska but it won't be up and running in time to help. 

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