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Crop Condition & Progress – Oct. 29

Harvest continued with cooler temperatures across the state last week. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 29. Statewide, the average temperature was 45.5 degrees, 6.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.07 inches, 0.52 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3 percent very short, 16 percent short,… read more

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#WHEAT PLANTING INTENTIONS UNCERTAIN

Some farmers who were leaning toward planting more wheat this fall are now on the fence about the decision as corn and soybean harvest nears. The recent dip in wheat prices, from nearly $5 per bushel in June to below $4 per bushel now, created much of the indecision. Just weeks ago, it appeared likely… read more

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Crop Progress & Condition July 2

Corn silking reached 12% lagging behind the 5-year average of 21% while soybean blooming reached 15% and winter wheat harvest is now 90% compete. Field work continued over the past week with rains in some parts of the state. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 2. Statewide, the average… 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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#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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#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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WHEAT LAWSUIT GETS GO AHEAD

Few companies need wheat as much as Kraft Foods, which uses it to make snacks, including Oreos, Ritz crackers, Wheat Thins and Chips Ahoy! But the food giant hasn’t always paid what it should for the cereal grain, according to federal regulators who say executives at the firm cooked up a scheme to manipulate the… read more

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EXPORT TAXES DROPPED

The new Argentine president today eliminated export taxes for grains, and lowered the rate on soybeans.  In the case of soybeans the rate will fall from 35% today to 30%, while for corn (20%), wheat (23%) and meat (9%) will be eliminated entirely.

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EXPORT TAXES

The new Argentine president will start off his new administration by eliminating the export taxes on corn and wheat. Mauricio Macri will also drop the soybean export tax rates by 5% a year until it is eliminated in seven years.

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