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Yes this is a major problem. I wonder what they will come up with to fight it? Wind fences maybe?
The breeding of the corn stalks are also posing to be a problem. When the seeds are planted and then being treated with chemicals it is making them grow too quick and as a result causing the stalks to break when growing too quick.
The engineers are finding that the corn stalks are simply beign destroyed way too often due to wind. They are currently looking into the issue of wind damaging teh stalks.
Wind-induced corn stalk failure has recently hindered the process of moving forward in regard to corn production. Engineers are taking on this problem to see where the issues lay.
Not only are the weather patterns affecting the algae growth in the lake, but the new laws and regulations are also cutting down on the amount of growth that is appearing in the lake. Farmers are being required to use chemicals that are not harmful to the water.
This year was a good year for the lake algae wise. The cooler weather has been a good thing in terms of sparking the algae growth. When the weather stays on the cooler side, there is not as much visable algae in the lake. However, when the weather is uncharacteristically warm that is when there is a lot of visable algae.
The algae samples that are being tested and found in Lake Erie have been proven to be a "toxic chemical" resulting in several warning signs alerting people not to drink the water.
The long term outlook for Ag commodities is flat to negative from where we are currently.
Odds are that you wont see 400 rent in Dekalb and Lee county for 20 years or more.
Sell and diversify into investments with a better return.
Land in the south tends to return better.
Apartments and commercial property should yield around 6 to 10% after management and all expenses.
My thinking at this time is that land, for the most part, has peaked for my lifetime in the Midwest. I'm 50.
Of course things could and do happen.
Big difference between a guy that drives an old pickup a mile to the river and fishes ,and someone that pays to get flown in to a secluded lake to catch a trophy fish