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SLOW PLANTING

Iowa NASS reports by region southwest (51%) and south central (65%) are lagging well behind in soybean planting. Missouri (30%) and Kansas (31%) are now sitting at their second-slowest planting pace on soybeans since 1991.

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PLANTING INTENTIONS

Go to FarmWeekNow.com for the latest analysis of today’s USDA grain reports.

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USDA Reports

Corn futures rose to a nearly seven-month high after USDA projected lower-than-expected plantings.  Check it out at www.farmweeknow.com.

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Planting Outlook

Corn futures fell Tuesday as investors bet that warmer weather in the next 10 days will warm soils enough to allow U.S. farmers to begin field work ahead of planting. Southern states have made good progress: TX, 20% complete; GA, 14%, Ark, 9%.

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Forget Early Planting

The latest 5 day rainfall forecast from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a target painted on Central Illinois with up to 4.5 inches of rainfall expected: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/p120i.gif

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IT’S PLANTING TIME

Traders say Brazil farmers are reportedly planting soybeans at a fast pace in Mato Grosso and Parana and corn in Parana and Rio Grande do Sul.  Some regions of Parana and Mato Grosso have seen only light rainfall, but most areas have good conditions.

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WARP SPEED

Today’s Wall Street Journal profiles DeKalb County farmer Jim Walter.  The article looks at how planters equipped with auto-steer and GPS precision planting technology are speeding up the planting process.  http://t.co/TZ7Butz3OR

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Complaining Begins

Informa says that USDA’s acreage numbers yesterday in the “primary” 10 states in total are too low.

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