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Crop Condition & Progress – May 20

Corn planting was winding down and farmers made good progress with soybeans planting and hay cutting last week. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 20, 2018. Statewide, the average temperature was 69.7 degrees, 5.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.06 inches, 0.13 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was… read more

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Crop Condition & Progress May 13

Corn planting reached 90 percent with 63 percent emerged, while soybean planting reached 66 percent last week. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 13, 2018. Statewide, the average temperature was 66.7 degrees, 5.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.45 inches, 0.56 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated… read more

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Crop Condition & Progress – May 6

Warmer weather allowed for significant gains in the planting progress. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 6, 2018. Statewide, the average temperature was 66.3 degrees, 8.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.88 inches, 0.3 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 13 percent… 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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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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