It was a tough day for corn as it closed down 5-6 cents. Traders looked at the forecast for next week and it's warm and dry. So, they assumed a lot of corn will get planted next week. Also weighing on the market was the continual spread of the bird flu
It was a little over a week ago that soil conditions were dry enough for tillage and planting corn. With the forecast of rain last Saturday and really low temperatures earlier this week, it made you wonder if you should
Corn was trading higher this morning but closed 1-3 cents lower today. Export sales for corn were reported by the USDA at 874,100 MT. Japan was a major buyer of 336,000 MT of old crop corn. China booked 188,55 MT of sorghum
The Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be Friday from 3-6PM in Faribault, Lonsdale, Morristown and Northfield. This has been sponsored for a number of years by the Rice County Forester Committee. They have a tree planter they rent to land owners that are planting trees for windbreaks
Corn closed fractionally lower today. This morning the Energy Information Administration reported ethanol stocks were up 700,000 barrels from the prior week. Ethanol production increased 6.000 barrels per day to 930,000 barrels per day
The Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee sponsors a program each year called Adopt-a-Third Grade. During the winter, Kevin Estrem goes into classrooms to talk with students about agriculture
It was another difficult day for corn, closing down 3-5 cents. Last evening about 8PM, I checked corn futures thinking we would be firmer because planting progress was at the low end of trade expectations
Corn opened this morning slightly lower and closed down around 2 cents. Export loading were reported at 1.068 MMT. That was quite a bit higher than last week and 22 million bushels lower than the same week last year
This week is National Soil Health Week and that will be the topic on Tuesday's AM Minnesota Program. My guest will be Ed McNamara. McNamara is a farmer from Goodhue County and for many years has served on the Goodhue County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
I did get started planting corn Saturday afternoon, and then it started raining about 5PM. My planter is in the shed because all my land is close to home. Most farmers today have land spread out for miles, so when they get rained out the planter stands in the field until the sun shines again
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