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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…

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…

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…

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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…

Time to Plant Corn! Get Your Iron Geared Up! By: 04/10/2014 @ 11:51am

It's spring planting season! Is your iron up to snuff? If you need to conduct some last-minute maintenance, or need a new planter altogether, here are some of the latest planter features from the…

Demand-Heavy WASDE Report Provides Initial Market Spike By: 04/09/2014 @ 11:17am

Corn export demand has risen in the last month, and that's likely to push futures prices to a range of about 5 to 15 cents higher than a month ago, according to Wednesday's USDA-NASS World…

Corn Planting Progress Crawls Slowly Northward By: 04/08/2014 @ 3:45pm

Corn planting is marching its way north, but once you head north of the Mason-Dixon Line, the progress quickly slows to a crawl.State ag statistics service reports from this week -- issued despite a lack of…

Are There Acres Missing from the USDA's Prospective Plantings Report? By: 04/08/2014 @ 1:51pm

The USDA's Prospective Plantings report released on March 31 revealed that U.S. producers intend to plant 91.7 million acres of corn and 81.5 million acres of soybeans. The soybean acreage was near market…

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