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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybeans Continue To Struggle

In their weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report, USDA pointed out what farmers already know: crops are behind, and their condition isn’t really improving. According to USDA, 17% of the nation’s corn is in the silking stage. That’s a small number compared to the historical average of 42% for this week. Corn in Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota and Michigan continues to be severely delayed. While the condition did improve by 1% this week, it’s still looks much worse than it...

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Gulf Coast Preparing for the Worst with Tropical Storm Barry

The Gulf Coast is bracing for impact from a storm that is likely to turn into a hurricane. Tropical Storm Barry could bring devastating flooding and test the limits of the Mississippi River's levees. Right now, authorities have suspended all ships entering and exiting the lower Mississippi River due to the storm, and nearly one-third of oil production in the Gulf. The storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of Southeast Louisiana. First, there's the...

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WASDE: Corn Ending Stocks Jump, Soybeans Drop

WHEAT: The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. wheat this month is for lower supplies, higher domestic use, larger exports, and reduced stocks. Supplies are reduced as a smaller carry-in is not completely offset by higher production. Forecast 2019/20 U.S. wheat production is raised 18 million bushels to 1,921 million. The all wheat yield is forecast 1.3 bushels per acre higher at 50.0 bushels. Winter wheat production is raised to 1,291 million bushels with increases in all winter wheat classes this...

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FJ Pulse: 42% of Farmers Can Plant Their Fields in Under 10 Days

If, and it’s a big if, weather cooperates farmers can plant corn and soybeans at breakneck speeds, according to a recent Farm Journal Pulse poll. We asked farmers how long it takes to plant their crops in perfect conditions and 42% said they could do it in under 10 days. Here’s the breakdown of answers: One to four days: 8% Five to nine days: 34% 10 or more days: 58% These results come in contrast to recent reports that suggest it would take two...

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Tuesday Is Earliest President May Start USMCA Congressional Debate

Congress will be back in session with the House of Representatives returning on Tuesday. Tuesday is the earliest date the President can submit legislation to officially start Congressional debate on the new United States- Mexico- Canada (USMCA) agreement. Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley says while progress is slow, Democrats are warming to the idea of adding side agreements to the trade deal. Farm Journal Washington Correspondent Jim Wiesemeyer reporting a group of Democrats, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wants...

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