It was a moral victory for corn today as it only closed down about a penny. Corn was down quite a bit more in the morning. Export Loadings were above the weekly pace we need to be on the meet the USDA projections for the year, but were down from the previous week
A number of Minnesota Farmers Union members are attending the National Farmers Union convention in Wichita Kansas. Minnesota Farmers Union Vice President Gary Wertish and Kandiyohi County member Bessie Klose received the received the Silver Star, the highest honor given by the National Farmers Union to celebrate the strong membership recruitment and retention work at the local level
It was a rather uneventful day today in corn and soybeans. Corn was down 2-3 cents. The dollar index was lower, and that might have offset the negative export sales report. Export sales for corn were well below expectations at only 343,300 MT
Today Community Co-op held its 89th annual meeting. As usual there was a big crowd there to enjoy lunch and the annual meeting. Whenever I go to a co-op annual meeting I marvel at the foresight of the founders
The Cannon Falls FFA crops team won the regional contest and earned the right to compete at the State FFA Convention in April. Members include Brandon Hernke (from left), Mason Lundell, Cole Zimmerman, Chase Jacobson and Kira Jacobson
Corn closed today about a penny lower. The March USDA Supply Demand report was a bit friendly for corn. Projected carryover for the United States was cut slightly from 1.822 billion bushels to 1.777 billion bushels
With the nice warm weather, I thought about starting my lawnmower. Then I thought about this picture of a small engine I took in the Randolph FFA shop. Instructor Ed Terry teaches a section on small engines in his Ag Mechanics class
With the March USDA supply demand report out tomorrow morning at 11, we may have seen a bit of short covering today. Corn was up 2-4 cents and beans were up 7-9 cents. It also helped that the dollar index was a little lower
The deadline for changing or purchasing crop insurance is Monday, March 16. There are a few new changes this year, and that will be the topic on Tuesday's AM Minnesota program. My guest will be Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse
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