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  1. #1
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on sale.
    69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for a buck? And
    these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.

    Paul



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    Andy Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on
    > sale. 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for
    > a buck? And these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.



    Paul,

    http://www.linvilla.com/events/corn_festival.php

    Last harvest cost 50¢ an ear.

    We could lay down in the dirt in the field looking up into the sky and
    all you could eat corn before picking your share of harvest.

    You were kinda/sort hidden!

    Takes a very good sense of direction before wandering into the corn!!!

    One day only. Next month.

    It's also sold at the farmstand if you can't stand walking and laying
    down in the field.

    They also sell the best apple cider by the quart! Helps wonders on a hot
    sunny summer day!!!
    I grew up laying down in the corn!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Andy Guest

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    Paul,

    PS, Forgive my manners...

    http://oi52.tinypic.com/ehge2p.jpg

    Zoom in at your own risk! LOL!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Nad R Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on sale.
    > 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for a buck? And
    > these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.
    >
    > Paul


    Wait another two months, prices will drop when corn starts to come in from
    the north. In Michigan, the saying about growing corn is: "Knee high by the
    Forth of July". Also with the from the wet spring planting was late this
    year.

    --
    Enjoy Life... Nad R Garden in zone 5a

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    sandi Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:itukkc$6va$[email protected]:

    > So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the
    > cob on sale. 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn
    > was 10 ears for a buck? And these were pathetic examples of
    > corn, very small ears.
    >
    > Paul


    39 cents last week at Sunflower Market. Thats the best I've seen
    so far here 'this' year.


  6. #6
    George Guest

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    On 6/23/2011 5:01 AM, Nad R wrote:
    > "Paul M. Cook"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on sale.
    >> 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for a buck? And
    >> these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > Wait another two months, prices will drop when corn starts to come in from
    > the north. In Michigan, the saying about growing corn is: "Knee high by the
    > Forth of July". Also with the from the wet spring planting was late this
    > year.
    >


    This is going to be a really off year. I am in the north and farmers
    got started late and had to replant numerous times because of the rain.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Re: 4e0323e4$0$12503$[email protected]
    sandi <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:itukkc$6va$[email protected]:
    >
    >> So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the
    >> cob on sale. 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn
    >> was 10 ears for a buck? And these were pathetic examples of
    >> corn, very small ears.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > 39 cents last week at Sunflower Market. Thats the best I've seen
    > so far here 'this' year.


    I've seen them at 4 ears for a buck. Right now it's more like 3 for a buck,
    peaches and cream corn.

    It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.

    MartyB



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" wrote:

    >So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on sale.
    >69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for a buck? And
    >these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.


    When the local sweet corn here comes in it'll be a buck a baker's
    dozen at the farm stands... there's only a small window to sell it
    before it spoils. The imported sorry ass stupidmarket corn that's out
    now is five small ears/$2.

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Jun 23, 9:00*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > Re: 4e0323e4$0$12503$8f2e0...@news.shared-secrets.com
    >
    > sandi <m...@privacy.net.invalid> wrote:
    > > "Paul M. Cook" <pmc...@gte.net> wrote in
    > >news:itukkc$6va$[email protected]:

    >
    > >> So I was up at my local discount market. *They had corn on the
    > >> cob on sale. 69 cents. *EACH! *How long ago was it that corn
    > >> was 10 ears for a buck? *And these were pathetic examples of
    > >> corn, very small ears.

    >
    > >> Paul

    >
    > > 39 cents last week at Sunflower Market. *Thats the best I've seen
    > > so far here 'this' year.

    >
    > I've seen them at 4 ears for a buck. Right now it's more like 3 for a buck,
    > peaches and cream corn.
    >
    > It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    > stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.
    >
    > MartyB


    I don't think sweet corn is used for ethanol; and any corn planted for
    ethanol production is planted for that, not the food chain.

    N.

  10. #10
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jun 23, 9:00 am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > Re: 4e0323e4$0$12503$8f2e0...@news.shared-secrets.com
    >
    > sandi <m...@privacy.net.invalid> wrote:
    > > "Paul M. Cook" <pmc...@gte.net> wrote in
    > >news:itukkc$6va$[email protected]:

    >
    > >> So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the
    > >> cob on sale. 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn
    > >> was 10 ears for a buck? And these were pathetic examples of
    > >> corn, very small ears.

    >
    > >> Paul

    >
    > > 39 cents last week at Sunflower Market. Thats the best I've seen
    > > so far here 'this' year.

    >
    > I've seen them at 4 ears for a buck. Right now it's more like 3 for a
    > buck,
    > peaches and cream corn.
    >
    > It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in
    > the
    > stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.
    >
    > MartyB


    I don't think sweet corn is used for ethanol; and any corn planted for
    ethanol production is planted for that, not the food chain.


    Not to my understanding. It's all feed corn. They were already planting as
    much corn as they could for feed before ethanol proeduction ramped up. You
    can only grow so much of the stuff.

    Paul



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    Goomba Guest

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    Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on sale.
    > 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for a buck? And
    > these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.
    >
    > Paul


    I just picked up some multicolored organic ears 3/$2
    It was very tasty.

  12. #12
    Sky Guest

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    On 6/23/2011 12:57 AM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > So I was up at my local discount market. They had corn on the cob on sale.
    > 69 cents. EACH! How long ago was it that corn was 10 ears for a buck? And
    > these were pathetic examples of corn, very small ears.
    >


    Just the other day, four ears of corn were available at Aldi for $1. I
    haven't gone to the Farmers' Market yet, so I haven't seen the prices
    there. At the FM, the price has been 2-ears for $1 for many years now.
    It wouldn't be a surprise if the price has increased this year :/

    When shopping at a grocery store recently, I was rather shocked to see
    many brands of bacon (1 pound pkgs) are way over $4 and even some other
    over $5 per pound! OUCH!

    Sky, who still hasn't won that lottery yet!!

    --

    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    Nancy2 wrote:
    > "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:
    >>
    >> It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    >> stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.

    >
    > and any corn planted for
    > ethanol production is planted for that, not the food chain.


    The competition is direct because the competition is acre for acre,
    hectare for hectare. More space to fuel crop means less space for food
    crop.

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Jun 23, 2:58*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Nancy2 wrote:
    > > *"Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:

    >
    > >> It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    > >> stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.

    >
    > > and any corn planted for
    > > ethanol production is planted for that, not the food chain.

    >
    > The competition is direct because the competition is acre for acre,
    > hectare for hectare. *More space to fuel crop means less space for food
    > crop.


    I have a sneaking suspicion that corn has been an orphan child in
    terms of use and exports lately - not so? I thought we had been way
    over-producing what could be exported and/or used before spoilage.

    N.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:01:48 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jun 23, 2:58*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> Nancy2 wrote:
    >> > *"Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:

    >>
    >> >> It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    >> >> stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.

    >>
    >> > and any corn planted for
    >> > ethanol production is planted for that, not the food chain.

    >>
    >> The competition is direct because the competition is acre for acre,
    >> hectare for hectare. *More space to fuel crop means less space for food
    >> crop.

    >
    >I have a sneaking suspicion that corn has been an orphan child in
    >terms of use and exports lately - not so? I thought we had been way
    >over-producing what could be exported and/or used before spoilage.
    >
    >N.


    It also becomes frozen corn or canned corn not just for eating fresh.
    I don't know, only speculating that a contract from Green Giant to the
    farmer vs. a contract for ethanol corn is not as profitable. But
    weather plays a very important part in all of this. Corn needs about
    90 -100 days to maturity of good sunshiny weather. If the ground is
    boggy, the farmer can't plant until the ground dries out. If the
    newly planted seed or newly emerged plant sits in a watery field, the
    corn is going to die or not amount to much. Corn also needs water at
    appropriate times. High winds can knock plants over so that they
    can't be harvested mechanically.

    Mother Nature can really mess with our food supply. The news this
    winter/spring has been all about record snow, rain, flood. Acres and
    acres of farmland are ruined for this growing season. Then there were
    the tornadoes. And that is just in the US. Food stuffs of all kinds
    are going to reflect the bad weather in the price we pay.

    Sorry, Nancy. I wasn't directing this at you, just sort of
    piggybacking on your comment.

    Janet US

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Just the other day, four ears of corn were available at Aldi for $1. I
    > haven't gone to the Farmers' Market yet, so I haven't seen the prices
    > there. At the FM, the price has been 2-ears for $1 for many years now.
    > It wouldn't be a surprise if the price has increased this year :/


    When we are deep in corn season we see it for six to eight ears for a
    dollar straight from the farmer. Usually two to four for a dollar at
    the grocery store. Just a few years ago, we'd see it for 10 - 12 ears
    for a dollar at the farm stands. Who knows what it will be this year.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <itvgts$c1t$[email protected]>,
    "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    > stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.


    Hear, hear! Though I thought I heard that that may be slowing or
    disappearing soon. Why they don't focus on bio-diesel which has the
    benefits of being easy to make from waste and inexpensive, I still don't
    understand.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Nancy2 <nancy-dooley@uiowa.ed[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't think sweet corn is used for ethanol; and any corn planted for
    > ethanol production is planted for that, not the food chain.


    Yes, but the farmers who grew the sweet corn are now using their
    fields for ethanol. It's not like there is a booming population of
    farmers in this country. It's the same farmers producing the largest
    portions of food who are diverting their crops to cash crops like fuel
    for vehicles instead of people and animals.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  19. #19
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    George wrote:

    > This is going to be a really off year. I am in the north and farmers got
    > started late and had to replant numerous times because of the rain.


    Don't forget about all the crops lost due to flooding. The flooding is still
    going on.

    Bob



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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:29:28 -0700, Ranée at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <itvgts$c1t$[email protected]>,
    > "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It's not going to get any cheaper as long as this country is engaged in the
    >> stunningly idiotic practice of burning our food supply for fuel.

    >
    > Hear, hear! Though I thought I heard that that may be slowing or
    >disappearing soon. Why they don't focus on bio-diesel which has the
    >benefits of being easy to make from waste and inexpensive, I still don't
    >understand.
    >
    >Regards,
    >Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    >"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    >http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    They can grow algae in giant outdoor test tubes and turn the crop
    around in days and recycle the water used and put the whole works on
    land that cannot be used for anything else. But, lets burn corn
    instead ach! Stupid, stupid. Not only that, but ethanol isn't good
    for the car engine and small equipment comes with warnings not to use
    ethanol because it will damage the equipment. Stupid, stupid.
    Janet US

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