September 2014

Welcome September! One thing to note—there wasn’t a drought in the Midwest breadbasket this year. The Soybean fields are beginning to turn yellow, and some Corn appears to be starting to dry. Out West, Millet harvest is beginning. The frequent rains this summer have affected Oats and Barley—just not quite as good this year.

Old crop Sunflower Seed is tight. The new crop should be decent, barring an early freeze. A lot of acres were late getting planted because of spring rains. Safflower harvest is about to begin in two weeks, and hopefully the prices will back down. The hybrid NutraSaff continues to grow in popularity, once birds get acquainted with it. It is 30% higher in energy than white safflower and less mess as well.