Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Good Morning

The boss and and I are playing hooky again. We are currently in Curacao after visiting Aruba yesterday, on our way to the Panama Canal.

There are 264 of us on the Zuiderdam with the Roach Ag Marketing Cruise. The seminars have been interesting so far. Saw one of my college day friends and his neighbor who farms near my brother in Cedarville.

Lots of farmers know me from NewAgTalk and the NoTill Conference. It's a really fine group of people and makes the cruise even more enjoyable.

We really enjoy this hot weather during the middle of our Ohio Winters and have to figure out how to make enough money to do it every winter.

Farmers had a pretty good year but most of us lost yield from the late summer weather and John Roach's sell signals left us short on the volatile market prices. We have all been discussing what happened and planning how to avoid it in the future.

We just got caught up with beautiful crops and lower prices last July and we all sold a little too much. That quickly takes tens of thousands of dollars off your gross income. At least all of us are still farming!

I really enjoyed Becky's posts and those are keepers for dear old dad.

Keep up the good work all!

Ed Winkle

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