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Missouri Soil Not Recovered From Drought By: 03/14/2014 @ 9:07am

A University of Missouri researcher says that soil in Missouri has not recovered from the recent two-year drought despite significant precipitation this winter. Randal…

Corn Planting Slumps Forward -- USDA By: 04/22/2014 @ 8:13am

Corn planting remains behind the normal pace, though a weather window may be opening this week to allow farmers to play…

Drought Cuts Southern California Water Access by 95% By: 04/21/2014 @ 2:53pm

The drought is bad in the nation's center. Crops are hurting, and there's a lot of anxiety heading into…

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Weather Starter: Plains Wheat Misses Rain, Midwest Corn Planters Roll By: 04/21/2014 @ 8:29am

Some rain fell in the parched Plains over the weekend, but it fell short of earlier expectations, while planters finally started rolling in earnest in the Midwest. However, more rain in that region this week…

Dry Getting Drier, Wet Getting Wetter -- Drought Monitor By: 04/17/2014 @ 8:37am

Rain and snow last weekend and early this week was enough to put a dent in the general drought conditions in some key crop areas, while others saw just limited precipitation, leaving things shrouded by…

Soybeans blast off on strong processing data By: 04/15/2014 @ 3:27pm

Soybean futures topped out Tuesday above $15/bushel for the first time in quite a while on news that there's a lot of demand for both the oilseed and its oil. The National Oilseed Processors Association…

Corn Planting Sags; Wheat Worries Mount By: 04/15/2014 @ 9:21am

Corn planting is underway in the U.S. That's the good news. The bad news is as of mid-April, the pace remains painfully slow in most of the country, a veritable rerun of the start to planting season in…

Weather Starter: Rain, Snow Gut Fieldwork Potential By: 04/14/2014 @ 8:39am

Widespread weekend rainfall transitioned into snow late Sunday and early Monday, leaving a blanket of white in parts of the country where farmers are itching to get into the field to get the 2014 crop year…

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