Tim Hesselbrock and son Jon

Diary of Tim Hesselbrock – Week 3- Jan. 10-16, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2010

Took the truck I just purchased for inspection. Went to license bureau to get the title transferred and buy temporary license. Grain prices quit sliding downward for now.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Got the inspection completed on the truck. Prices on crops started moving back up… anticipation of the upcoming crop report and the troubles in Australia with flooding are the reason.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Crop report came out today and the USDA (United States Dept. of Agriculture) finally caught up with what the rest of us farmers knew, the past year was a bad year. The saying “rain makes grain” doesn’t always ring true when it is flooding across the midwest. Prices move sharply today, up to what they were before all the profit taking last week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Weather bad today so I will start hauling grain, maybe Friday. Prices still moving up slightly above past highs. Checked augers I’ll use to load grain and shut down fans on grain bins. The fans keep the air moving and keep the grain from spoiling.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Started hauling soybeans to CGB (Cincinnati Grain & Barge) grain elevator in Cincinnati on the river today. They were loading the soybeans directly on to a river barge to go for export. Grain prices have flattened out today. I’m including a picture of CGB where I will hauling grain.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Picked up filters and worked around shop on other projects. There is always something to work on this time of year. Sunday, January 16, 2011Put truck in the shop today to change oil, grease chassis and check fluid levels.



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