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HARVEST TWEET

Early harvest numbers are coming in. “Corn running 275 on black dirt in San Jose Illinois, 20 miles south of Pekin,” tweets Dave Fogel.

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FARMWEEK PREVIEW

 Check out FarmWeek on Monday for details on Pro Farmer’s recent crop tour and our annual Harvest supplement.  

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RAIL BACKLOGS CONTINUE

 A recent Grain Transportation Report from the Agriculture Department found Canadian Pacific continues to experience challenges in addressing its backlog. According to the report, BNSF Railway has made steady improvements, but CP, “does not have an accurate idea of how large its backlog is, complicating efforts to estimate whether it can clear its backlog within… read more

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STORAGE CRUNCH THIS FALL

The U.S. transportation network is inadequate to cope with bumper crops due to be harvested this season, creating a critical role for storage operations, the head of CHS Inc., told Reuters this week.

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BIG CROPS AHEAD

The Linn Group tweeted its latest projection for the 2014 harvest.  It expect “final numbers for corn at 14.518 billion bushels; soybeans at 3.849 billion bushels.  The firm projects Illinois’ average corn yield this year at 199 bushels per acre; soybeans at 53.  USDA will issue its official forecast on August 12.

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WHEAT STORAGE

CME Group says four grain companies have asked to increase by 12.6 million bushels the amount of wheat allowable in storage for delivery against CME’s benchmark futures contract. The requests come as farmers wrap up the SRW wheat harvest in the Midwest and commercial grain firms brace for a likely record-large corn and soybean harvest.

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