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A Late Planting Season Lesson

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A Late Planting Season Lesson
Mike Tannura, T-storm Weather - Chicago, IllinoisThe late start to the growing season in the corn belt and the northern plains has farmers and traders worried. But, as a commodity marketing class at the University of Illinois found out this/last week (April 18) there is much more to be learned from the data. Todd Gleason has more…This 400 level agricultural college class taught…
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1:58 radio self-contained This 400 level agricultural college class taught by Scott Irwin includes guest lectures by Illinois alum involved in price discovery. In this case, Mike Tannura from T-storm Weather in Chicago is teaching them about how the weather and the markets work together. Right now he tells them is a good example of a weather market. The cold, the snow storms, the damp air hasn’t allowed farmers from Ohio to North Dakota to really begin the planting season.Tannura :15 …then everybody is going to fall behind.Quote Summary - In an ideal world,…

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Illini Farm ReportNo Good Way for Perdue to Protect FarmersPossible Changes to Soybean Ending StocksWill Soybean Ending Stocks Get LargerSpring Wheat, A Late Start, & Soybeanstwitter | Senator Tester Says a Trade War Could Trigger Farm CrisisNDSU’s Frayne Olson Talks Markets & the PNW2018 Acreage Decisions: Steady as She Goes in Rough WatersPlanting Dates and Acreage Switches in North Dakotaifr180413–093
No Good Way for Perdue to Protect Farmers
Jonathan Coppess, Ag Policy Specialist - University of Illinois President Trump has asked the Secretary of Agriculture to protect U.S. farmers from the trade dispute with China. However, as Todd Gleason reports, there aren’t many options for Sonny Perdue.Last week Sonny Perdue was on the road for his second RV… 1:24 radio
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1:39 tv cg Last week Sonny Perdue was on the road for his second RV tour of farm country. His first tour was last summer. That’s when he told producers he would be their sale…

Planting Dates and Acreage Switches in North Dakota

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Planting Dates and Acreage Switches in North Dakota
Hans Kandel, Broadleaf Crops Specialist - North Dakota State University The ground is still frozen in North Dakota and that means farmers have yet to turn a wheel for the planting season. The trade has been wondering what it might mean for the eventual acreage mix as it relates to spring wheat and soybeans. Todd Gleason explores the issue with NDSU Extension.

2018 Acreage Decisions: Steady as She Goes in Rough Waters

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2018 Acreage Decisions: Steady as She Goes in Rough Waters
Gary Schnitkey, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinoisread farmdocDaily articleThe price of corn and soybeans has been swinging on trade threats and changing acreage mixes in the United States. However, those price movements have yet to change the relative profitability between corn and soybeans writes Gary Schnitkey on the farmdocDaily website this week. Soybeans remain more profitable than corn in the University of Illinois agricultural economist’s crop budgets, but the difference between them has narrowed. Schnitkey says the risks of significant price declines have increased, particularly for soybeans and that hedging a large percentage of 2018 expected soybean production seems prudent.Current prices are higher than earlier in the winter. The central Illinois fall delivery bids on April 6, 2018 were $3.80 for corn and $10.00 per bushel for soybeans. Budgets based on these fall delivery bids are shown i…

NDSU’s Frayne Olson Talks Markets & the PNW

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NDSU’s Frayne Olson Talks Markets & the PNW
Frayne Olson, Agricultural Economist - North Dakota State UniveristyThe trading floor at North Dakota State University is extraordinary. Extension uses it to teach day trading lessons to farmers who need to take a longer outlook on the market place. Todd Gleason has more from the Fargo campus.

Spring Wheat, A Late Start, & Soybeans

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Spring Wheat, A Late Start, & Soybeans
Joel Ransom, Extension Cereal Grains Specialist - North Dakota State UniversityThe trade is already wondering what will come next if spring wheat doesn’t get planted across the northwestern corn belt. Todd Gleason traveled to Fargo to find out.

No Good Way for Perdue to Protect Farmers

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No Good Way for Perdue to Protect Farmers
Jonathan Coppess, Ag Policy Specialist - University of Illinois President Trump has asked the Secretary of Agriculture to protect U.S. farmers from the trade dispute with China. However, as Todd Gleason reports, there aren’t many options for Sonny Perdue.Last week Sonny Perdue was on the road for his second RV… 1:24 radio
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1:39 tv cg Last week Sonny Perdue was on the road for his second RV tour of farm country. His first tour was last summer. That’s when he told producers he would be their salesman to the world. Now he’s being asked to be their protector in the face of trade restrictions, some in place others proposed, as President Trump sets about rectifying what he sees as unfair trade with China. However, Perdue isn’t saying what he’ll do for farmers and there may be a good reason that’s the case says University of Illinois Ag Policy Specialist Jonathan Coppess. Coppess :40 …that limits the crea…