The Corn Is up! The Heat Is On!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

The corn is growing like crazy across Nebraska and will be way ahead of schedule! Why is that not necessarily good news?

Because the heat is already here and it is over a month early this year.  Our corn will be tasseling in mid June this year at the rate it is going.

Rain Rain please please come...we really really need's okay to come before June...just not in the form of a monsoon.

We are light on rain...high on heat... and that is not a good combination unless you are a desert!

Beans are in and although only a few are up...will be ahead of schedule as well.

Kansas and Nebraska wheat looks good!  Hays first cutting was cut way ahead of schedule this year.

What does that mean for crop prices this year?  I am not sure yet...but one thing is for is going to be a fun summer!!


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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Good evening Mike. I am worried about late summer and early fall when we have already blown through our early harvest. Not time for another planting so who knows what winter will bring.

May 16, 2012 12:57 PM #1
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Mike - it is interesting to read your post, but I have no clue what this could mean for you and us.

May 16, 2012 01:23 PM #2
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Mike the risk of a farmer is off the chart, most people take it for granted that the food is always at the local grocer as if they grow it there. Sometimes I wonder what people really think if didn't come from some electronic device. Little do people know that most things evolve around farming unless they have learned to eat their smart phone for protein.

May 16, 2012 01:46 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Hopefully you'll get that much needed rain and the crops won't burn up in the heat.

May 16, 2012 07:27 PM #4
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Randy, Winston and Roger...The world evolves around the US farm markets and with this early warm weather putting everything way ahead of schedule makes me very nervous.

Jon...How is Daytona?  I used to live in Orlando in the mid 80's.  You remember then right?  The WEATHER froze all of the orange groves and they are now houses thanks to that building boom...and orange juice and anything associated has been much higher ever since. That is still affecting me adversely 25 years later.

Of course...they overbuilt and put too many homes up.  That affected many workers in a positive included as I went down and ran a Supply store called ABC Staple Company on Douglas road in Altamonte Springs.

Those workers and I were eating burgers and beef and pork and turkey and corn and bread....hmmm sounds like what most people eat these days.  Fast forward to 2012...after Nebraska's hottest spring on record. If the weather continues like this...crops will not pollinate correctly...yields will be way down. No corn for the cows or hogs means higher beef and pork prices in Daytona.  No sweet corn means no corn for you or me.  The Jolly Green Giant doesn't raise his corn...he buys it from farmers.

Go out to the beach on one of the hot days and lay there for 8 hours in the sun with no protection...I would bet you would have a clue then.  Hope this helps you out understanding the seriousness of this and how it does affect people WORLD wide.

May 17, 2012 11:08 PM #5
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I had heard last year that a lot of the corn would be sold to the ethonol suppliers, is that right

May 19, 2012 11:33 AM #6
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Yes... a lot of corn is sold to ethanol plants...they take certain parts of the corn and use it for ethanol and the byproducts are used in the cattle industry as a feed supplement.

The corn that is raised and sold to the ethanol industry is not the same type of corn that is consumed by people.

Here is a great link that helps explain the ethanol process in an interesting way:  

May 19, 2012 11:47 AM #7
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM
Mike, your corn report is a reminder to all of us about not only where corn is growing and how it and the weather impacts your local real estate market. Now I am curious. Are the majority of corn farmers large operations? Or are the ethanol corn growers now more corporations than farmers? Perhaps you can do another blog...
May 19, 2012 01:47 PM #8
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Emily...that is a great idea and i will do that.  Thanks Mike

May 20, 2012 01:57 AM #9
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Mike - We've been getting a ton of rain these days, I'll send it your way.

May 21, 2012 10:32 PM #10
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

May 30, 2012 05:21 PM #11
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Thanks for the crop report, Mike.  Everything around here is early, too, because of the very mild winter and all the rain we got in May.

Jun 10, 2012 06:03 AM #12
Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Down south, we are growing misquitos. And I hate it!! All the rain didn't help!!

Jun 25, 2012 09:40 PM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I just saw on the news today that we are going to be seeing high prices in the grocery store as a result of all the drought.  It doesn't look good!  Your explanation of how one thing effects another is well stated!

Jul 17, 2012 09:15 AM #14
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