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Did Your Corn Get Nipped by Frost? Here's What to Look For

If you're in a potentially affected area and anticipate frost or freezing temperatures tonight, you may be chomping at the bit to drag the winter coat back out of the closet and check your fields in the morning after the sun rises and reveals what sort of


Palmer Amaranth Hitting Your Fields? Act Quick, Specialist Advises

If you're still planting corn but have worries about Palmer amaranth -- a potentially ravenous weed pest that has already been confirmed this spring in spots around the Corn Belt -- you may want to change course before you run the planter again.

In the last two weeks, agronomists have found Palmer amaranth in the western, central, and eastern Corn Belt, and the weed that's difficult to distinguish from similar but less-damaging weed species is likely elsewhere in the region, a cause to get out and scout your fields that are already planted.


Weather Starter: Rain Continues, Frost Rattles Nerves in the Plains

A weekend of active weather in the Plains and Midwest has ushered in what is likely to be a week of continued rainfall in the Plains. Tonight, temperatures may dip into the 20s in the northern Plains. While the former is usually a blessing for that region's winter wheat crop, the continued wetness is raising disease incidence and concerns, and the latter could nip any corn that's already in the ground, especially in North Dakota.


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Grains Look to Start Thursday Higher

In late overnight trading, the July old-crop corn contract is trading 3 1/4 cents higher at $3.65 1/2 per bushel, while the December new-crop contract is 3 cents higher at $3.81 1/2.