Farm Talk

April 24, 2012

The Top Ten advantages to always being behind

by Mark Parker

Parsons, Kansas — 10. Your cattle go through the ring last so all those guys who’ve been waiting all day for the big order buyers to leave are getting desperate.

9. Since your fescue is already like All-Bran by the time you cut it, there’s no chance your hay will get moldy.

8. You never have to sit in line to unload at the co-op.

7. Ultra-late planting confuses aphids, rootworms and other pests.

6. There’s no waiting for custom application because everybody else is already finished.

5. You catch your seedsman between the rush for normal delivery and replant delivery.

4. Never getting around to getting the bull out of the pasture gives you year-round cash flow.

3. Other farmers get all the bugs worked out of new technologies.

2. People rely on you for standability data since your crops tend to be in the field so long.

1. You don’t have to fret over whether or not to plant double-crop beans since it’s time to plant wheat again by the time you’re done with harvest.