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NAFTA: Will Trump or Won’t Trump? Grain Producers Have a Lot to Lose

NAFTA: Will Trump or Won’t Trump? Grain Producers Have a Lot to Lose

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Recent news from the Trump Administration has sowed confusion about the President’s intentions with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Early this week, President Trump suggested that the United States would pull out of NAFTA. Later in

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DTN Grain Close: Wheat Holds Firm Into the Weekend

DTN Grain Close: Wheat Holds Firm Into the Weekend

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 28, 2017

While there are plenty of weather concerns for all three crops heading into the weekend, trading was generally quiet and results were mixed on Friday. Corn and soybeans ended modestly lower while all three wheats finished a little higher.  

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Illinois Planting: Dealing with Cool and Wet Conditions

Illinois Planting: Dealing with Cool and Wet Conditions

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 28, 2017

April has been a little warmer and drier than average so far this year, which has allowed a good start to corn planting and some progress in soybean planting. This is expected to change, with above-normal rainfall and below-normal temperatures

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DTN Grain Midday: Weather Pressure Intensifies

DTN Grain Midday: Weather Pressure Intensifies

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Row crops are weaker at midday with wheat mixed. CORN Corn trade is 4 to 5 cents lower at midday with selling picking up during the day session with the extended forecast looking drier. The weather forecast is still expected

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Mississippi Soybeans: Missing Rows in Twin Row Fields

Mississippi Soybeans: Missing Rows in Twin Row Fields

👤By John Orlowski, Mississippi State University 🕔Apr 28, 2017

As we start to see the soybeans from the last couple rounds of planting emerge, we will begin to notice some planter problems that occurred. These can include skips, blanks spots, and even whole rows missing.

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DTN Grain Open: More of the Same as April Nears its End

DTN Grain Open: More of the Same as April Nears its End

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Apr 28, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were fractionally lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher. CME Globex Recap: Once again, grain markets were mixed early Friday morning following a quiet

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Grain TV: Big Rains To Slow Planting

Grain TV: Big Rains To Slow Planting

👤By Grain TV 🕔Apr 27, 2017

The White House announced that President Trump will not be issuing an Executive Order to pull out of NAFTA, but will instead seek to renegotiate the agreement instead, which provided support to markets. The updated forecast showed heavier rains expected

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Virginia Soybeans: Seeding Rates – How Low Can We Go?

Virginia Soybeans: Seeding Rates – How Low Can We Go?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 27, 2017

t seems that everything that you read about soybean seeding rates is that we are planting too many seed.  In general, I agree – at least for full-season soybean.  We still seem to have that mindset that it takes 1

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Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $57 Million in its Nebraska Rail Infrastructure In an April 24 news release, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) noted its plans to spend $57 million in infrastructure investments in Nebraska this year, with $53 million

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DTN Grain Close: K.C. Wheat Gets a Lift

DTN Grain Close: K.C. Wheat Gets a Lift

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 27, 2017

July K.C. wheat closed up 8 1/2 cents Thursday, bouncing back from last week’s new contract low with help from emerging weather threats to winter wheat. Corn and soybeans were steady to higher in a quiet day of trading, which

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