Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Rural

USDA survey projects higher corn acres, fewer soybeans

Corn futures fell sharply after USDA projected that farmers would plant more corn acres this year, and the department reported that there is more grain in storage than analysts expected. USDA’s Prospective Plantings report projected soybean acres to be lower than last year.
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Boswell defends ERS, NIFA moves to skeptical Dems

A USDA senior adviser acknowledged “missed opportunities to engage stakeholders” on the department’s plan to move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture outside the Washington, D.C., area, but said the relocations would benefit both employees and taxpayers.
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