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#DICAMBA DRIFT

The #Arkansas Plant Board last week voted to impose a ban on dicamba in an effort to stem the number of complaints and soybean fields damaged due to chemical drift. Officials said as of June 23, they had received 242 complaints from farmers who said their fields had been damaged. The ban will take effect… read more

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Crop Progress June 18

Illinois soybean planting reached 97% complete and farmers made good progress on harvesting wheat last week. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 18. Statewide, the average temperature was 78.3 degrees, 5.8 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.76 inches, 0.79 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3… read more

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U.S. EXPORTS TO #MEXICO FALL

Tensions about #NAFTA are starting to cut into sales for farmers while they continue to struggle with low commodity prices and excess global supply. Over the first four months of 2017, Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal dropped 15% – the first decrease for the period in four years, according to the USDA. Shipments for… read more

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DICAMBA MISUSE COMPLAINTS IN ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is investigating 50 dicamba misuse complaints in the state, sending inspectors to areas where complaints have been made to report back to the governor with findings and suggestions. IFB’s Senior Director of Commodities Tamara Nelsen says there are no dicamba misuse complaints in Illinois to date, and says farmers may visit… read more

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#Plant17 Progress – June 12

Soybean planting reached 93% complete for the week ending June 11 thanks to 6.9 days suitable for field work. Warm weather and limited rain assisted farmers in the early wheat harvest. Corn emerged was at 96%, compared with 97 % for the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated at 3% very poor, 11% poor, 28%… read more

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CORN PLANTING NEARS FINISH LINE; WHEAT HARVEST UNDERWAY

Farmers took advantage of mostly dry conditions last week to catch up with planting and other fieldwork activity. As of Sunday, USDA’s weekly crop progress report showed farmers had virtually wrapped up corn planting and had planted 85% of their soybeans. Meanwhile, the condition of the wheat crop continues to improve, and some farmers have… read more

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#PLANT17 PROGRESS STILL LAGS

#Illinois farmers continue to dodge raindrops as they try to finish spring planting. USDA reported panting and emergence of both corn and soybeans remains behind the five-year averages. Additionally, farmers’ weather troubles could last into the summer as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a higher-than-average likelihood of hurricanes this year. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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#Illinois #Plant17 Progress – May 14

Corn planting reached 75% for the week ending May 14, while the amount of days suitable for fieldwork varied widely across the state. There were an average of 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork statewide. Corn emerged reached 7%, compared to 61% last year and the 5-year average of 50%. Corn condition was rated at 3% very poor,… read more

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#SOYBEAN FUTURES HIT SIX-MONTH HIGH

A truckers’ strike in Brazil, flooding in Argentina and an influx of investment in commodity markets here all came together this week to send soybean futures to a six-month high. “There’s a significant amount of interest in the ag sector of the commodity market,” said trader Jim Bower, who added that he believes the soybean… read more

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ACREAGE FORECAST

U.S. farmers will expand their plantings of corn by nearly 3% in 2016 while scaling back slightly on soybeans, according to a survey of growers released by Illinois-based research and brokerage firm Allendale Inc.

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