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Low Grain Storage IQ here but how long does someone typically store their grain?  Like until the following year or is it a short term kind of thing?

Just depends on its purpose.  But generally the same reason people on wall street hold onto commodities and stock.  Waiting for the right price.

halfEmpty, you seen to know alot about grain storage. What is the going rate these days to rent out grain bins?

I couldn't really give you a good answer.  I guess it mostly depends on the rates in the area.  Whatever the elevators are charging, it has to be more profitable for the farmer than that.  Probably looking at around .02 cents per stored bushel/month.  Or you could just rent out the total capacity of the bin for the year.  That could be anywhere from .10-.20/per bushel of total storage for the year. (Depends on if there are high crop yields and farmers are desperate for storage).  Electricity for the bins is also a cost that needs to be negotiated.

To answer the original question better (since i misread it and thought it said why instead of how long).  A small farmer isn't likely to store longer than 6 months/year.  They need that money to buy seed, pay loans, etc.. for the next season.  Large farms have enough capital to hold longer if need be.

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 :drool:
Low Grain Storage IQ here but how long does someone typically store their grain?  Like until the following year or is it a short term kind of thing?

Just depends on its purpose.  But generally the same reason people on wall street hold onto commodities and stock.  Waiting for the right price.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Signs of getting old
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:50:49 AM »
Sometimes fishing. Sometimes chilling on a beach or climbing a mountain or something. And it is therapeutic. I almost always feel refreshed when I snap out of it.

I sometimes think about things staring off into space how you describe, but that isn't how I would classify my daydreamin.  When I for real go into a daydream, it is an actual dream while I'm awake.  It is like a really lucid dream where it appears real and I have some limited control over the direction of the dream.  My eyes will be closed, but I'm awake(if someone is walking around or talking in real life I can hear them and am partially aware of my surroundings)  I definitely feel refreshed when I snap out of mine.  Almost like I actually slept for a bit.  Used to happen in college all the time.  If I had my mind right I could close my eyes and go into it, open my eyes and it is mostly gone, but could get back to where I left off if I closed them again.  And sometimes the "dreams" are nothing more than images coming in and out(almost like short video clips) or morphing from one thing to another(beautiful girl morphing into a demon for instance)  Really weird.  Honestly though, can't remember the last time it happened.  It's been a while. 

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Signs of getting old
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:12:27 PM »
My kindergartner was reading me a book at nightime and I was the one falling asleep..

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Nice rebar caps
I have an intense fear of poking myself in the eye while im bending over tending my garden.

Summer after freshman year I worked for my uncle's concrete company.  We were putting in a foundation for a basement.  I tripped over something and managed to catch myself about 2 inches away from impaling myself through the chest on a piece of rebar sticking up out of the ground.  At the very least it was going to hurt really bad.

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My wife thinks women will rule Westeros in the end.

Dragon Queen: King’s Landing
Sansa: Winterfell
Missandre: base in one of the free cities (not really Westeros)
Yara: Iron Islands
Mom and Ninja girls: Dorne

The 3 Ninja girls are dead.  Mom most likely is too.

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I grew up on a cattle ranch with essentially unlimited free beef and we had steak like 4 times a week.


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I can relate. (Except the not liking steak part) I grew up on steak, hamburgers, and fried chicken.  Dairy farm as well as beef cattle.  Still get all my meat from the farm.  I'm the only one in my family that requests the skirt steak so I've got a freezer full of that for stir fry.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Celebrity Deaths 2012
« on: March 04, 2019, 07:44:13 AM »


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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Hilarious Things At Your Office
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:25:52 PM »
I'm a very big technical person and generally wouldn't enjoy having more boss responsibilities than tech/science work.  But I'm pretty sure a monetary value could change my mind.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: The Divorce Thread
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:50:12 PM »
@Trim



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Why did I think he was gay?

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:39:26 AM »
Started baking bread. Made 4 loaves this weekend.

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dutch oven?  that's how my wife makes hers...looks similar

Correct

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 07, 2019, 08:56:40 PM »
hE, that is some amazing looking bread.  Some might even call it artisanal.  Give us some deets on the recipe please!
I can give the recipe, but it's prob more the technique.  I asked for basically one thing for xmas.  The book, "Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast"  it kinda details the process of making bread at home.  I'd recommend it and the one the same author wrote about pizza dough.  It's my first go at it.  Will likely take a few times to get it exactly right for my oven.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 07, 2019, 08:46:43 PM »
I want your bread hE

It's good. But the kids don't approve.  They don't like the crispy exterior.   Going to try and make some loaves with a soft crust and see if they'll eat that.
Screw that. That crunchy crust is where it's at. Toughen those kids up, along with the roofs of their mouths.

Good lookin' bread, man.
Agreed.  I cut off the caps with the most crunch and eat with some butter or olive oil.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 07, 2019, 08:43:33 PM »
Frozen, but that's the inside.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 07, 2019, 05:37:37 PM »
I want your bread hE

It's good. But the kids don't approve.  They don't like the crispy exterior.   Going to try and make some loaves with a soft crust and see if they'll eat that.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 07, 2019, 05:33:45 PM »
I sliced them up and froze them.  When we need some we just pull out the slices we need.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: cooking
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:08:14 PM »
Started baking bread. Made 4 loaves this weekend.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kids
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:02:23 PM »
Congrats Wacky and Skinny!

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I notice it has Bonn as the capitol.  Berlin wasn't "officially" ratified as the capitol until 1991. So probably 1990 for the globe.  Other parts of the world would be telling.

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I use mine for stews, chili, beans, rice, tomato sauce.  I use the same recipes that SD linked above for pasta sauce (although if I have time, I will still do the long oven cook from time to time.)  Recently made 3 liters of chicken stock in about an hour from smoked chicken carcasses.

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We can be critical of the phrasing of our fellow poster. However our whiteness is noticed by others in p5 ranks.

Seriously guys. I'm not gEing here. My P5 staff buddy constantly criticizes KSU recruiting staff as too white. Will always be hindered because of it. No, he's not white.


I definitely criticized Bill for never having a black coordinator before Coleman this season. IMO all CFB staffs are too white, I honestly didn't realize KSU was significantly whiter but am not surprised.
i want Coleman to stay.....
He was an early favorite to stay per my friend. Not so sure now.

We were never too white, well not any whiter than anyone else. We had 4 black assistant coaches on Snyder's last staff, there aren't too many P5 schools with more.

Also is your friend confusing Coleman with Norwood? I don't believe Coleman has done any recruiting since Bill left, Norwood has. Tell your P5 friend to focus more on his staff, he's got us mumped up.

The conversation about minority assistants needs to be divorced from recruiting talk. It's offensive that we, or any other staff, need black coaches to help with recruiting. As if black people can only relate to and be comfortable with other black people. The best recruiter in America is Nick Saban and it's not because he comes in and slams down a bunch of rings, he doesn't do that. The stories of him making connections with the kids and their families is awesome. Find his electric slide video.

Alabama, incidentally, has 3 black assistants...

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The robinson projection is a good choice for global wall maps.  Mercator is dreadful

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Water Bill
« on: November 02, 2018, 01:12:50 PM »
Are water bills all the same within a water bill collecting area and other fees like specials take care of maintenance/new construction?

It depends on local regulations.  Some communities are pretty even across the board.  Others may charge industrial/commercial different rates due to increased usage (larger pipes, more outflow, etc..).  Others may have different districts that get credits based on where their water goes, age of pipes, etc..  Others provide service to rural customers and they generally get charged a higher rate than people within the service area.  Even other areas will be levied under special taxes for the particular area, where the citizens of a neighborhood pay extra fees/taxes to pay for new pipes over a 10-15 year period.  <- these generally happen in new development areas.

Water itself, on average, costs like a tenth of a cent a gallon, so it is dirt cheap regardless of where you live.

Wastewater, for many communities, is calculated when your water usage would generally be at its lowest (winter months).  The water utility will average out the amount of water usage from like November through February, and then calculate your monthly sewer charges for the next year off of that.  So months where a lot of the water usage doesn't end up in the Sanitation sewer (yard watering, pool filling, etc..), isn't taken into account.  If you want to shave a few dollars of your bill, limit water usage as much as you can during the winter.

Storm Sewers are a different animal and every community does them differently.  In general, most communities use some formula based on the amount of impervious area on your property that would lead to stormwater runoff.  The formula generally includes what the landuse of the property is as well.  Most communities don't try to calculate the amount of impervious area on a single family property, so a lot of times, all those properties will just get charged the same fee, regardless of size.  Some put that as a monthly charge in your water bill, others just tack on that amount in your end of year property taxes. etc...  This is why you'll often find retention ponds on or near areas with lots of pavement as a company like walmart can get a huge discount on their stormwater fee if they route the water to their own storage pond.

You didn't ask for all that, so sorry for the extra info.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: tacos, por favor
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:48:23 AM »
Made some carne asada tacos.  No homemade tortillas though.  Really want to try though.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: tacos, por favor
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:39:30 AM »
Do you dudes hand grate your cheese or bag it?
Hand grate. Always.  Bagged stuff has anticlumping stuff thrown in

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