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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Crop prices remain well below the record levels of 2010 through 2013 as U.S. and world supplies remain abundant, even with a shortfall in South American corn and soybean production in 2016, commodity demand also continues to suffer from prolonged slow economic growth in much of the world. Read more on price prospects for crops and livestock from this farmdoc daily article.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
As long as corn prices are projected to be below $4.00 per bushel, net incomes on Illinois grain farms will be relatively low. It is highly likely that below $4.00 corn will continue for the crop harvested in 2016. Unless a large shortfall occurs someplace in the world, below $4.00 corn likely will continue for the 2017 marketing year. Read more on farm financial management given these prices from this farmdoc daily article.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Some agricultural commodity prices in the U.S. got a boost from exports over the summer, but elevated exports seemed to only keep prices for some commodities from dropping further. Low commodity prices in late 2016 have put downward pressure on farm income, credit conditions, such as repayment rates for farm loans, and farmland values. Read more on the ag outlook from this full report by the Federal Reserve Bank.

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12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Is it time to reduce seed costs by adopting variable-rate seeding? This practice has been accepted in corn, but instead of lowering the rate you push up the rate in areas with high yield potential. Well, in soybeans you do the opposite. Read more on setting up variable rate seeding from this ILSoyAdvisor.com article.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Each year the National Restaurant Association (NRA), major grocery store outlets, food magazines, and others offer predictions for the hottest food trends for the upcoming year. Read some of their predictions from this MSU Extension News article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Food grade corn, also referred to as hard endosperm corn, is yellow or white dent corn with specific endosperm (starch) characteristics. Read more on food grade corn from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy topped the 2016 National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest with a 521-bushel-per-acre average. Read more on his practices from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Crop consultants offered up news of the weird, the depressing and the hopeful at the recent Texas Plant Protection Association's annual conference in Bryan. Read more on the challenges of 2016 from this Southwest Fsrm Press article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The impacts of a 2016 growing season that may have cost crop farmers up to $50 million in losses due to wet weather, plus the pressures of lower commodity prices, may prompt changes in Arkansas' row crop landscape for 2017, said extension faculty from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Read more on the impacts from this AgFax.com article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Despite increasing water, pest and labor issues, Ventura County's crop value grew by 2.87% in 2015 over 2014, according to the 2015 Crop and Livestock Report released by the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner's Office.

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