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CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

Illinois farmers are cautiously optimistic about the U.S.-China cease fire announced over the weekend and are hopeful a deal can be reached. “We’re still nervous,” said Tamara Nelsen, senior director of commodities, IFB. “The markets, I think, are reflecting that. They went up some for corn and soybeans, but they did not go up a… read more

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BASICS OF BASIS

Current futures prices for corn and soybeans are bad enough, but the picture is much worse looking at local cash bids. What’s causing the wide basis levels? Joe Camp, AgriVisor risk management specialist, and Mike Doherty, Illinois Farm Bureau senior economist and policy analyst, explain in this Q&A. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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CORN GROWTH SPURT COMING?

This year’s corn crop looks like it could be another bin buster, and this week’s cooler nighttime temperatures could provide an added boost. Cooler nights allow corn plants to focus their energy on producing grain rather than maintaining their own health, explains GROWMARK Crop Nutrient Technical Manager Michael Gill. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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CROPS OFF TO A GOOD START

According to USDA’s Mark Schleusener, 81 percent of Illinois’ corn crop is in good or excellent condition; 77 percent of beans are rated the same. Still, overall conditions are variable across the state. “There are some places, that if you go southeast of Springfield, that are probably suffering from too much rain,” Schleusener said. “And… read more

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Crop Progress & Condition – April 30

Farmers were able to make significant progress planting corn and have started planting soybeans over the past week. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 29, 2018. Statewide, the average temperature was 53.3 degrees, 3.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.32 inches, 0.54 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was… read more

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TOUGH ACREAGE DECISIONS

The Prospective Planting report and threat of a 25% tariff on U.S. soybean imports to China are affecting corn and soybean prices. They’re escalating questions and concerns by farmers as to their best moves. (FarmDocDaily)

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FRIENDLY CROP REPORT

USDA’s latest World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates report pegged ending stocks of soybeans at 550 million bushels, down 5 million bushels from last month, while cutting expectations for Argentina’s soy production. Corn stock estimates went up less than expected, sending the markets on a rally. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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MORE CORN THAN BEANS?

As ag industry leaders speculate about how much corn versus soybeans farmers will plant this year, the American Soybean Association calls China’s proposed 25 percent soybean tariff “devastating” to U.S. farmers. Some experts think farmers will feel pushed to plant more corn. (Pantagraph)

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PLANTING ESTIMATES

U.S. farmers intend to plant 89 million acres in soybeans and 88 million acres in corn this year. It’s the first time soybean acres have beaten corn in 35 years, and the main reason is profitability. (AP)

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FEWER BUGS?

#Corn and #soybean farmers remain hopeful that recent frigid temperatures will mean fewer insects during the next growing season. What should give growers more hope, however, are warm-to-cold temperature swings, says entomologist Kelly Estes. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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