Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails, although a few showers linger in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. The cool conditions are slowing the emergence and growth of recently planted corn. On the Plains, very cool weather prevails, except for lingering warmth in parts of Texas. Showers and thunderstorms have returned to... Read more »

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For the remainder of Friday, a developing storm system will spark heavy showers and locally severe thunderstorms across the south-central U.S. and heavy snow in the central Rockies and environs. During the weekend, rain will spread across the southern Corn Belt, the Mid-Atlantic States, and the Southeast. Precipitation will linger into early next week across... Read more »

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The corn planting pace is faster than normal, but no state is as far along as Missouri, where most farmers are done or close to it. North central Missouri farmer Robert Alpers is not accustomed to having his corn in the ground at this point in the season. “We finished the earliest in history that... Read more »

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Prices Minnesota farmers receive for corn and soybeans continue to trend mostly lower. USDA’s March 2016 Agricultural Prices Report says the average per bushel payment for corn was $3.25, a decrease of six cents from February and 41 cents lower than a year ago. The average for soybeans last month was $8.17 per bushel, $1.35... Read more »

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The new University of Missouri Soybean Center has a goal of coordinating soybean research, but its current lone staff person Professor Bill Wiebold tells Brownfield Ag News it’ll be done on a shoestring. “We will never be very large in terms of staff,” Wiebold said, in an interview with Brownfield Ag News, “so I’m the... Read more »

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