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Selling field corn
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bman    Posted 04-10-2002 at 10:40:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i know of a two row corn picker i can buy. i also have 20 acres that i can grow corn in. i have talked to a couple of feed stores about buying the corn after i pick it, and they said they would be willing to buy a wagon load or so. how much do i ask for it? i want them to be able to make money on it,but i need to make some also. any input would be good thanks


kraig WY    Posted 04-10-2002 at 16:47:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I buy about 50 tons of corn a year. I would buy more it I could get it cheaper. I don't know where your at but maybe you could find someone like me who would buy it from you. Find the market price of corn on the internet for a start. Find out what the feed store sells it for and under cut him a little and sell directly to a pig farmer. I average paying about $85 a ton this year to a mill that's about 90 miles away. I don't have enough water to raise a ruckuss on a barrel of indian whiskey.


Larry    Posted 04-10-2002 at 15:36:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You won't be able to set your own price on the corn. The buyer does. Welcome to the world of farming.


RON/PA    Posted 04-10-2002 at 15:18:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You better be looking for a hobby and not a money making proposition. If you have to buy a picker and wagons, you will find that there is no way to make a profit. If it is a good year for corn, some mills will not buy this years corn. Check all of this out before you invest alot of money.
Hope this is some help
Ron


Phil/PA    Posted 04-11-2002 at 14:57:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few years ago when it rained like crazy over the summer the local mill had 2 million bushels of shelled corn on the ground because they ran out of places to store it. It got to the point where they would only buy so much at a time. The guy I rent my ground to didn't take the corn off until late Dec, he usually has it off in early Oct. I'm sure he lost alot because my fields are surrounded by woods but the deer ate good that winter.


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