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Evening Edition | Monday, June 13, 2022

In tonight’s Evening Edition, catch up on the latest news about crop planting and emergence across the country, export problems in Ukraine, and weather updates for agriculture.

Crop Progress

The USDA Crop Progress Report shows corn and soybeans have both caught up to their five-year averages. For corn, it’s 97% and soybeans, 88% planted.

Spring and winter wheat are behind their five-year averages. Spring wheat is pegged at 94% planted compared with 99%. Winter wheat is at 86% planted compared with 90%.

See additional data in the video below and the read more link.

Would you like to gain some insight and trade recommendations ahead of the Acreage Report being released by the USDA on June 30?

Prior to this report, Kluis Commodity Advisors and Successful Farming are teaming up to conduct their own planted acreage survey.

Your information will be kept confidential and only the farmers who participate in our survey will get the results as well as any trade recommendations Kluis Commodity Advisors has before the USDA releases its Acreage Report on June 30. 

You can complete our survey by clicking here. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 17.

Export Problems in Ukraine

Iurii Mykhaylov, an agricultural journalist in Ukraine, provides an update on blocked ports, trucking issues, the railway network, and uncertainty plaguing grain farmers.

"If the world community is interested in overcoming the food crisis, it must take decisive measures to provide military assistance to Ukraine in order to restore its territorial integrity, unblock ports, and increase agricultural production. Otherwise, the world will face a worsening food crisis, further rising food prices and famine in poorer countries," Mykhaylov writes.

Weather for Agriculture

Change is on the horizon as hot and dry weather arrives this week, writes Krissy Klinger.

According to forecasts from WeatherTrends360, the week-ending June 18 will be the second hottest and second driest second full week of June in 30+ years for the Corn Belt.

A ridge of high pressure will set up over the Central United States, bringing widespread hot temperatures in the 90s with heat indices in the triple digits. The ridge of high pressure will also help to direct moisture up and over the region, with the best chance of precipitation in the far northern Plains.

As nitrogen fertilizer costs and environmental concerns increase, informed fertilizer rate decisions are more important than ever.

The latest modeling effort from the University of Illinois examines the role of pre-growing season weather on soil nitrogen dynamics and end-of-season corn yield.

A new study from Field Crops Research assesses the impact of pre-growing-season weather conditions on soil nitrogen dynamics and corn productivity.

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