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Jun 18

Grassley disagrees with Trump tariff strategy

The Senate Finance Committee Chairman says he agrees with President Trump on the trade issues with China. Senator Chuck Grassley says, “I applaud President Trump for confronting China decisively, and I urge him and President Xi to reach a deal that results in structural changes to China’s discriminatory policy and practices.” But, Grassley says he …

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Jun 18

Planting delays, demand questions move markets

Soybeans ended the trading session slightly higher in most months because of concerns about late planting and whether yields will fall because of it. The latest crop progress report says soybean planting was just 77 percent finished – well under the 93 percent average pace. With more rain on the way, DTN cites analysts who …

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Jun 18

Little change; excessively wet pattern continues

A procession of storms will maintain showery conditions during the next several days from the Plains to the middle and northern Atlantic States. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches or more across this entire area, with some of the highest totals expected across the eastern Corn Belt. Only a few areas, including …

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Jun 18

Rains on the central Plains, lingering in the Ohio Valley

Across the Corn Belt, rain is falling in the Ohio Valley and from Michigan to Nebraska. On June 16, topsoil moisture was at least 30% surplus in all Midwestern States east of the Mississippi River, led by Ohio (71% surplus). U.S. corn and soybean emergence—79 and 55%, respectively—remains at a record-slow pace over the past …

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Jun 18

LIFT Media summit

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday June 25 & 26 for the LIFT Media summit hosted by West Central and the LIFT Partners, Vive Crop Protection, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm and Valent. Continue reading LIFT Media summit at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jun 18

Winter wheat harvest delayed

Winter wheat harvest is underway in parts of the Midwest, but USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are significant delays. “Overall, just 8% of the 2019 winter wheat crop has been harvested. That compares to the five-year average of 20% and last year’s 25%.” He says Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma are the furthest behind. Nationwide, …

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Jun 18

Extension increasing mental health awareness

Michigan State University Extension Director Jeff Dwyer says more awareness is needed in farming communities as stressors increase. “This is something we need to be more attentive to today than ever before.”    Continue reading Extension increasing mental health awareness at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jun 18

Wisconsin farmers continue dealing with rain

Wisconsin farmers had to dodge showers last week to get some field work and planting done.  USDA reporters say showers were found in some part of Wisconsin every day last week.  Spring tillage is now 99% finished, and corn planting is 87% finished.  Corn emergence is around 66%, about 16 days behind average.  Seventy percent …

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Jun 18

Global supplies still hanging over the markets

This spring’s planting problems have energized the corn and soybean markets. But two market analysts are reminding farmers that they need to stay focused on the fundamentals, which include large global supplies of those commodities. On today’s program, we’ll hear from Don Roose of U.S. Commodities and Lance Albin with UMB Bank. AUDIO: Don Roose …

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Jun 17

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 17, 2019

Jul. corn closed at $4.54 and 3/4, up 1 and 3/4 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $9.12 and 3/4, up 16 cents Jul. soybean meal closed at $324.30, up 80 cents Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.14, up 53 points Jul. wheat closed at $5.30 and 1/2, up 1 cent Jun. live cattle closed at …

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