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Discussion Board - Re: Thinking about farming....advise

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08-16-2012 06:48:02

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> I was under the impression that this was a helpful site, I have been proven wrong.

> This thread can be locked, deleted, or forgotten about. I've made my last post here.

Really? You got one negative reply - and even that has a grain of good advice in it, and several that encourage you to tread carefully and think your numbers through carefully.

You started out with a lack of info of what you are dealing with, talking of 'free' land. Which you finally explained a little better, that it isn't free, it's land you own.

And now you're mad with us?

Farming is rewarding, but it's tough. Lot of risk. Putting in 60 acres of corn, you can have $425 an acre in costs - $25,000 on 60 acres - and that doesn't count the irrigation cost or electricity. (Which is a good idea if you can pencil it out on land you own...)

Many of us have seen this situation before. Landowner cashed the yearly rent check when corn is $2-3 a bu. Now things look a little easier to throw seed in the ground and make big bucks in fall. But they don't fertilize right, they use a planter not set up right, they don't kill weeds at the right time, and suddenly their yields are closer to half of what the farmer used to get, and when they return to renting the ground out, the ground is full of weed seeds, the fertility is mined out of the ground.

We don't know you, we dobn't know your experience level. We don't know your plans. You didn't include much info on the 1st message...

So we mention several different possibilities. Things that have gone wrong for others in the past - just to be sure you have thought this through.

And you get mad with us?????? You say _we_ aren't the friendly ones?????



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