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Articles by Ben Nuelle

crop planting

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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Iowa flooding

Disaster bill expanding, but future cloudy

The Senate is expanding a long-stalled disaster assistance bill to aid farmers and ranchers swamped by recent Midwest floods, but it’s still not clear when Congress will pass the legislation due to a dispute between the White House and House Democrats over funding for Puerto Rico.
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