1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Wheat Crop

Discussion in 'Agricultural Operations' started by Truck Shop, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,604
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    Picture is taken across the road from our shop. Dry land soft white should run 115 bushel, it usually does.

    Truck Shop

    003.JPG 002.JPG
     
  2. Bumpsteer

    Bumpsteer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    519
    Occupation:
    Mechanical designer
    Location:
    mid Michigan
    Damn......

    Ed
     
  3. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    5,072
    Occupation:
    Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
    Location:
    Northwest
    That's beautiful! Are they going to be able to sell it after harvest?
     
  4. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,604
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    That's a very good question, 98% of the grain grown around here which is mostly soft white is export. Asia buys most all of it. So farmers around here are pretty nervous
    and not to happy about the things on the national scale. They are not waving the red, white and blue right now. The morning cafe get together for coffee with the local farmers is fairly glum from what I understand.
    I don't have time for that round table B.S..

    Truck Shop
     
    td25c likes this.
  5. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    5,072
    Occupation:
    Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
    Location:
    Northwest
    Last time I went to Spokane I saw the jumbo piles covered next to the elevators between Mosses Lake and Sprague.
     
    RZucker likes this.
  6. gruntscoreboard

    gruntscoreboard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    PH
    That harvest looks good!
     
  7. Queenslander

    Queenslander Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    Australia
    You could send some over this way.
    Following very poor winter and summer crops across most of the country, feed grain stocks are as dire as anyone has ever seen.
    Planting for this years winter crop should be underway now, but only a tiny fraction of the area has received enough rainfall and the forecast doesn’t look good.
    Grain is being imported from the UK, but with strict end user protocols in place to prevent weed/disease issues.
    There are some grain stocks on the west coast, but it has to be shipped around to the east at a similar cost to the UK product.
     
  8. still learn'n

    still learn'n Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    437
    Location:
    Kansas
    Wheat around here didn't do well this year heard mostly 20-40 bpa
     
  9. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,263
    Occupation:
    Retired Cons't. Supt./Hospitals
    Location:
    Moose Lake, MN
    Listened to the farm report today. They said that the worlds wheat crop is so poor this year that the U.S. wheat should sell well to Asia as they have no where else to buy. While I certainly don't wish any hardships on our Aussie friends, I hope they are right.
     
    td25c, Truck Shop and John C. like this.
  10. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    New England
    Used to spend harvest back in the day helping out with harvest in the Horse Heavens. Saw some amazing yields some years. Ken & Rita_4of10.jpg
     
  11. cubanator

    cubanator Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    WA
    Horse Heavens by Benton City?
     
    Mother Deuce likes this.
  12. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,741
    Location:
    indiana
    Way I look at it is if ya aint happy with something then stop doing it .

    Can you imagine if the President called all the Farmers out & said " hey boy's … We running short on cash and need you fellers to pay back the last 5 years of subsidies the Red White & Blue been paying you ? "

    That would sure shake the fellers up at the BS coffee round table . :eek::D:p. LOL !
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
    elric, Mother Deuce and cubanator like this.
  13. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,938
    Occupation:
    Mechanic/welder
    Location:
    Wherever I end up
    I have a good friend that has 6,000 acres up there between highway 221 and 395, the last few years haven't been too great up there. The driest place in the world that can still grow dryland wheat. 7" of rain annually is the average.
    The are farms irrigated from the Columbia river up to a mile south of Sellards road now. I hauled a lot of grain out of that area in the early 80's.
     
    td25c and Mother Deuce like this.
  14. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,938
    Occupation:
    Mechanic/welder
    Location:
    Wherever I end up
    You in that area?
     
  15. cubanator

    cubanator Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    WA
    Not to far from it...
     
  16. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    New England
    Yes just up McBee grade to the top and hook a right on county well.
     
  17. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    New England
    I remember when the Mun/Mund? project started with the circles up there. Nobody really was taking it to seriously then. Sellards Rd really? Geez things really change. My friend sold about 6 years ago at 221 and County Well approx. Sure was a good time in my life.
     
  18. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    New England
    Here is another 2 about the same time 75 or 6 somewhere in there. A Deere 6602 Hillside and the D6 when it was new. LOL they both look a little old now in light of 40 foot Gleaners and Challengers Ken & Rita_1of10.jpg Ken & Rita_6of10.jpg .
     
    Jonas302 and td25c like this.
  19. cubanator

    cubanator Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    WA
    Dad Grew up in Bentucky in the 60's. Foster family he lived with ran animals from land there over horse heavens to pastures in Paterson. Bordens (sp) was their last name I believe
     
    Mother Deuce likes this.
  20. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    New England
    Earl Borden is a dear friend of mine I have known him 45 years. The family place was right off 221 between Sellards and Anderson Rd. Long since sold.