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LA NINA COULD AFFECT #COMMODITY MARKETS

#LaNina is leading to uncertainty in commodity markets and #Illinois farmers need to keep a close eye on how the system impacts crops and prices in South America, according to Dale Durchholz, senior market analyst for Agrivisor. “Use that information to adjust or make changes in your marketing policy that you’ve put in place for… read more

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SUMMER OUTLOOK

Illinois has a higher risk of being both warmer and drier than average through mid-summer. There is an increased risk of being warmer than average in late summer and in fall, as predicted by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) seasonal outlooks released last week.

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HEAT GOES ON

Last month was the hottest June on record – for the planet, some federal government scientists claimed yesterday.

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DROUGHT WATCH

The latest Midwest Drought outlook thru July calls for dry conditions developing and intensifying in the northern Corn Belt states, including northern Illinois.

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COOLER CORNBELT

Illinois and the rest of the Midwest saw the 15th coldest year in 2014, says State climatologist Jim Angel. You would have to go back to 1996 for a colder year, and before that 1978 and 1979.  

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CERES REPORT

U.S. companies relying on farmers for the raw materials in their products must take a more active role in ensuring the crops are grown in a way that minimizes damage to water, soil, and environment, a new report says. Ceres, a Boston-based nonprofit network of investors, companies, and public interest groups, focused in its report… read more

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